In a letter written at the request of a federal appellate judge, Attorney General Eric Holder is providing assurances that the Obama administration respects the decisions that courts make.

The attorney general wrote the letter after appeals court judge Jerry Smith in Texas asked Holder to reassure him that the Justice Department recognizes judicial authority. Smith made the request after President Barack Obama said this week that it would be “unprecedented” for the Supreme Court to overturn a major law passed by Congress like the health care overhaul whose constitutionality it’s now considering.

Read more at Official Wire. By Pete Yost, AP.

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