“Ignore laws you don’t agree with and do what you want to do,” is basically the advice several law professors are urging President Joe Biden.

Professors urging the president to ignore the third branch of government teach at Harvard Law School and San Francisco State University.

Harvard law professor Mark Tushnet and SFSU political scientist Aaron Belkin paved the way towards tyranny by advocating shrinking the federal government from three branches to two.

“We urge President Biden to restrain MAGA justices immediately by announcing that if and when they issue rulings that are based on gravely mistaken interpretations of the Constitution that undermine our most fundamental commitments, the Administration will be guided by its own constitutional interpretations,” the pair of Progressive professors wrote in an open letter to President Biden.

The pair, who have pushed for packing the Supreme Court, published “An Open Letter to the Biden Administration on Popular Constitutionalism” Wednesday on a blog.

“Although we continue to support expansion, the threat that MAGA justices pose is so extreme that reforms that do not require Congressional approval are needed at this time, and advocates and experts should encourage President Biden to take immediate action to limit the damage.”

They recommend Biden follow a concept called “Popular Constitutionalism” that claims courts do not exercise exclusive authority over constitutional meaning. In other words, Biden can ignore court rulings he disagrees with.

Since the president has crossed swords with Supreme Court justices on most major decisions during his administration, it would nullify most recent rulings.


“We do not believe that President Biden should simply ignore every MAGA ruling,” they added in a hedge against a future President Donald Trump using their words against them.

“The President should act when MAGA justices issue high-stakes rulings that are based on gravely mistaken constitutional interpretations.”

GWU law professor Jonathan Turley bristled at the progressive’s advice to the president in an opinion published Saturday by The Hill.

Professor Turley linked the policy of ignoring the court rulings they disagreed raised echoes of noted segregationists opposing Civil Rights laws.

He noted Senator James Eastland, D-Miss., argued “all the people of the South are in favor of segregation. And Supreme Court or no Supreme Court, we are going to maintain segregated schools.”

Turley pointed out fellow GWU Law School Professor Rosa Brooks was celebrated for declaring Americans “slaves” to the U.S. Constitution on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut”, adding the Constitution itself is a problem.

He called professors Tushnet and Belkin hypocrites for depicting themselves as defenders of democracy while willing to use unilateral executive authority to defy the courts

“In other words, they are calling for Biden to declare himself the final arbiter of what the Constitution means and to exercise unilateral executive power without congressional approval,” Turley continued.

“He is to become a government unto himself,” the law professor said about President Biden.

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