Skip to comments.Senator seeks expedited Supreme Court review of health care law (RAT Nelson up for re-election)
Posted on 02/02/2011 3:26:43 PM PST by Libloather
Senator seeks expedited Supreme Court review of health care law
By: CNN Congressional Producer Ted Barrett
February 2nd, 2011 05:32 PM ET
(CNN) - A Democratic senator who faces a potentially tough re-election battle in a political swing state wants the Senate to approve a non-binding resolution urging the U.S. Supreme Court to decide quickly if the new health care law is constitutional.
Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida, who voted for the law when it was approved last year, announced his proposal Wednesday as the Senate debated a Republican resolution to repeal the health care law, which gets mixed reviews in opinion polls. Reflecting the deep divisions over the issue, the repeal is expected to fail in the Democratic-controlled Senate but it easily passed the Republican-led House last month.
Various lower courts have issued competing rulings about the law in particular, whether its requirement that people buy health insurance violates the Constitution. It is expected the U.S. Supreme Court will take up the case at some point.
"Why don't we expedite that?" Nelson asked on the Senate floor Wednesday. "Why don't we express our intent to have an expedited review by the Supreme Court?"
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Pick off a couple of RAT Senators on corruption charges and this will be expedited.
Yeah and we the people want the SCOTUS to have an expedited hearing on the eligibility of Obama and toss him into jail. Senator Stupid can wait his turn, if Obamas gone its moot.
This chicken voted FOR ObamaCare so it would pass. Now he wants to weasel out of his bad vote. The voters of Florida certainly can do better than this flip-flopper.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think we want this. Of course, if SCOTUS finds it unconstitutional, that would be great. But will they? Who knows.
Meantime, I believe this puts a stop to any further implementation of the act until it has been appealed. And that’s probably a good thing, because we want to stop it dead until we get a majority in the Senate and a Republican president who can kill it for good.
I presume that the Wise Latina and the Idiot Harvard Lib both willl vote to uphold Obamacare, so that probably makes it 4-4 with the usual tie breaker up in the air.
This is all pretty much guesswork. But I don’t see any purpose in rushing this.
Yes, and I’m sure the Muslim Outreach Space Program did a lot for his constituents on the Space Coast.
If he were my senator, that wouldn’t be enough. Those who voted for it cannot redeem themselves in my eyes.
Unfortunately, my senator stabenow would never even try, she’s just too proud of it and says she wants to run on that and wants obama to visit the state to “boost” her campaign. Talk about clueless.
a non-binding resolution?
Unemployment is rampant.
Gas is up food is up and on and on and this IDIOT wants the Senate to waste time passing non binding resolutions?
No wonder the people hate the Government!
Bingo. Nelson is looking to get bailed out before he has to cast even more votes that the Tea Party will then hang around his neck.
Barbara Streisand!!..totally ignores the last national election..no wonder cnn is watched by dozens..probably people stuck in airports..
HAH! He is my senator and I will call all his offices tomorrow to taunt them for his no vote to repeal today. I don’t think he has a prayer to get reelected again. Besides he is too old and has been there too long already.
Unfortunately, he is one of my senators, and I am going to do everything in my power to help him retire in 2012.
He is senile, his staff is really running the show,and they know he is toast in 2012.
No we absolutely want an expeditious appeal to the USSC but it is unlikely to happen. First, anything - God forbid - could happen to Justice Kennedy. If he is replaced, we are cooked.
Then, if the Supreme Court rules against Obamacare b4 the presidential election, Obama looks like an idiot, a loser who wasted two years on an unconstitutional bill while people were unemployed
If, however, the Supreme Court upholds Obamacare, the center-right will move heaven and earth to elect a Republican president and senate to repeal this monstrosity.
BO will try every trick imaginable in the appellate courts to kick the USSC decision past Nov 2012. Right now the odds are 50-50 that we will have a final ruling from the USSC b4 the presidential race.
We want this decision, BO absolutely does not.
I wouldn’t mind waiting a bit. First, this gives the R’s more opportunities to force the Demonrats to vote for the law. Second, Ginsberg is sick. If the case comes before the Court and she’s in the hospital or has died, then even if a new Justice is nominated and sworn in it could be too late for that person to take part in deliberations.
Other things to consider: it matters a GREAT deal which case the Court hears on appeal; if the case overturns, then a tie affirms and the laws dies, and the opposite also applies. Time may be needed to craft a strategy to get the right case appealed to Johnny R and the Supremes. Finally, more time means more opportunity to put pressure on Kagan to recuse herself-which she should, owing to the part she played in the Pretender’s efforts to pass this abomination in the first place.