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McConnell says President Obama is trying to influence justices

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell is accusing
President Barack Obama of trying to influence an upcoming Supreme
Court decision on the federal health care reform law.
The White House has struggled to explain Obama's remark Tuesday
that a Supreme Court reversal of the case would be
"unprecedented."
McConnell, in a speech to Lexington civic leaders on Thursday,
accused Obama of trying to "publicly pressure the court into
deciding a pending case in the way he wants it decided."
McConnell said he'll be disappointed if the health care reform
law is upheld. But he said he'll respect the Supreme Court's
independence and continue doing all he can to repeal the law
through legislative channels.
McConnell called for the president to back off.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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