Wednesday, March 28, 2012

SCOTUS on Obamacare - Day 3

Don't count your chickens before they hatch but there seem to be several things in play here that don't look good for Obamacrap.

Once again the Los Angeles Times offers this early insight.

Picking up where they left off Tuesday, the conservatives said they thought a decision striking down the law's controversial individual mandate to purchase health insurance means the whole statute should fall with it.

The court’s conservatives sounded as though they had determined for themselves that the 2,700-page measure must be declared unconstitutional.

"One way or another, Congress will have to revisit it in toto," said Justice Antonin Scalia.

Agreeing, Justice Anthony Kennedy said it would be an "extreme proposition" to allow the various insurance regulations to stand after the mandate was struck down.

It should be noted that not all of the jousting came from the "conservative" jurists. So far Justices Kagan, Sotomayor, Breyer and Ginsburg have seemingly indicated disdain for at least some portions of the law. Most notably with regard to the individual mandate and the schizophrenic tax or penalty argument.
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