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he [obama] said it would be unprecedented to overturn a law passed by a majority in congress. judge smith, a reagan opponenty, demanded a letter from the government by noon tomorrow stating its decision on the power of the courts to strike down laws. republicans in congress pounlsed too. mitch mcconnell circulated a list of 169 times the supreme court has struck down federal laws in part or completely. the president did dial back his remarks yesterday, saying simply the courts have shown restraint in overruling acts of congress, but some say everyone should now cool it. (via Obama spurs controversy after criticizing judicial activism - Video on msnbc.com)