So where is the Constitutional authority for the President to decide if a law is constitutional/not and decide whether to enforce it.
The only thing I see is in Article II Section 3 that
he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed,
and DOMA is the law of the land until repealed by legislation or struck down by court ruling, not Presidential decisions/directives. And I don't care what his definition of "is" is.
I hear generic statements that past Presidents have made similar judgments but can't find anything in my searches to support.
Regardless of how you feel about gay rights etc, If the President can pick & choose which laws will be constitutional, not the SCOTUS, we have a real crisis on our hands, imo. He has already demonstrated in the contempt of court drilling judgement that he thinks he's above the law. Now apparently he thinks he IS the law, along with the Justice "request" that PPACA be implemented despite being ruled unconstitutional.
I'm thinking these are real grounds for impeachment if allowed to stand, not just a stain on a dress or whether or not "oral" is "sex"..
What say you?!?