Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Jim Rubens issued the following statement on today's two unanimous decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court regarding President Obama's recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in Canning v. NLRB, and the Massachusetts "buffer zone" law in McCullen v. Coakley:
"Here is yet another example of President Obama operating outside the bounds of the law. Jeanne Shaheen acted as a rubber stamp via her failure to oppose or even comment on these unconstitutional acts. Our system is designed with a series of checks and balances and the Supreme Court unanimously decided today that President Obama completely overstepped his authority and disregarded the Constitution. Furthermore, thanks to these unconstitutional actions, almost two years' worth of decisions and actions by the NLRB are now null and void. This represents an incredible waste of time and taxpayer resources."
On the "buffer zone" ruling, Rubens says, "Restricting peaceful speech and prayer in public spaces - even about controversial subjects like abortion - is flagrantly unconstitutional. I am happy that the court recognized this unanimously."
Long before the Supreme Court decision was handed down, Jim Rubens has vigoursly opposed "buffer zone" laws like the one just passed in New Hampshire because he so clearly understands that these are a direct violation of our First Amendment rights.