Skip to comments.Supreme Court sets Obama healthcare arguments
Posted on 12/19/2011 11:43:56 AM PST by markomalley
Oral arguments on President Barack Obama's sweeping U.S. healthcare overhaul will last 5-1/2 hours spread over three days from March 26-28, the Supreme Court said on Monday.
The Supreme Court last month agreed to hear the 5-1/2 hours of oral arguments, one of the lengthiest arguments in recent years. There have been similar marathon sessions in a handful of big cases dating back over the past 70 years.
The court said it would hear one hour of arguments on March 26 on whether the legal challenges to the requirement that all Americans buy insurance must wait until after that part of the law has taken effect in 2014.
At issue is a federal law, the Anti-Injunction Act, and whether the requirement that Americans buy insurance or pay a penalty is effectively a tax covered by that law and can only be challenged after the penalty has been imposed.
The court said it would hear two hours of arguments on March 27 on the constitutional issue at the heart of the battle -- whether Congress overstepped its powers by adopting the insurance purchase requirement known as the individual mandate.
(Excerpt) Read more at old.news.yahoo.com ...
Wish they could televise their most important case ever.
Or, will this just be a rubber-stamp and ignore the Conflict of Interests of her particiapating in this Case, and giving the 1-finger salute to The Law regarding Recusal?
I was at the gym this morning. An elderly man, bent over with scoliosis, was pushing his walker by me. Affixed to the frame was a large sign that said, in bright red, “I DON’T LIKE OBAMACARE.”
Please take another 1/2 hour and define "Natural Born Citizen" while you are still somewhat lucid.
Maybe I’m wrong but I think they are much less likely to strike it down if they wait to pass an actual ruling in 2014 when it is in full effect.
Regardless of what happens, repeal it in full in January-February of 2013.
As is the case with this bunch, any rule of law, constitutional requirements, ethics, moral standards, are all thrown out the window. State-run, lame-stream, liberal-left, communist-progressive media WILL NOT make an issue of the Kagen participation in the hearings and decision. They are all in this together to f - - k America.
Cars, Homes, Gov't Services, Dues, ? .....what?
Obamacare was robo-signed by Congress, and is therefore illegal.
Obamacare reduces competition, and therefore is illegal by the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law.
Obamacare is designed to be a US Federal Government monopoly, with no competition.
Obamacare also is illegal according to the US Constitution, because it violates our freedom of choice.
Will THE NINE SUPREMES notice any of these three violations? I seriously doubt it.
Impeached Bill Clinton proved that the US President is above US Federal Law, so anything that the President wants he gets, regardless of the Federal Laws that he has violated.
Obamacare is a federal law and so can't violate another federal law. OTOH, it does grossly violate the Constitution.
The Democrats have not been bothered by violating the US Constitution, even though THEIR White House resident has sworn to protect it.
BTW, isn’t that the logic behind the “Move On” organization: pass illegal Federal Laws, and MOVE ON to passing more illegal laws, because when it is a Federal it can’t be illegal, just Move on.
Yea this is a taxpayer funded issue so we should have the right to watch the proceedings.
It will be a heck of a day when the individual mandate is STRUCK DOWN!
You’re already required to pay union dues in some states, like CA, even if you are not a member. The “logic” is they have influence over your wages and benefits package thus the dues are compulsory and taking from your paycheck before it even gets to your hands.
Now that is cool. There’s a guy with some spunk, so much so that I find him a hero of sorts.
Next time you see him, you stop him and tell him DoughtyOne from California thinks he’s a sharp fellow, and wishes to thank him and congratulate him.
My next purchase would be a one way ticket to another nation where I would have a fair chance to flourish.
You got it, D1!
There is an effort by some of the behind the scenes operators to unionize the armed forces, thereby putting the military under the operational control of their union bosses. They'll start with the enlisted ranks and, if they can gain control of them, the next step will be to have a work stoppage or some sort of work action that will tie the hands of the commanding officers (via a court order issued by one of their allied federal judges).
Great. Thank you.