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.
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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.
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If it goes the “wrong” way, I’ll be purchasing some tar and feathers and a ticket to Capitol Hill where this monstrosity was invented.
You forget Obama pissed off the SCOTUS during his state of the union lawyers like elephants do not forget.......
However, Chairman Obama has shown NO respect for the US Constitution since his birth in Kenya.
His High Poo-Bahness probably views, (with his typical arrogant scorn), THE NINE SUPREMES as irrelevant to the harm he has been chosen to do to America.
BTW, FDR tried to pack the US Supreme Court to insure that the USA became a Socialist Nation very quickly. Now that we are FINALLY the Union of Socialist States in Amerika (USSA), maybe Dictator Obama will simply abolish the 4 th Branch of Government?
Thanks for the post, but I am not familiar with Kagan’s Conflict of Interest regarding this case, and so likewise don’t understand why The Law regarding Recusal would require her to not participate in this decision. Would you please explain so I can point this out to others who, like me, are not so well informed?
What do they possibly have to do that they set those specific dates for such a huge case with huge implications?
Kagen was working in Solictor General’s office, advising on Obamacare pending Legislation, and LIED to the Senate during Confirmation Hearings, saying she had NO PERSONAL INVOLVEMENT in Obamacare. Subsequent emails discovered AFTER her Appointment showed she was directly involved in advising the Office of The President.
There is nothing short of impeachment which can require her to recuse herself unless one begins to look at the sort of remedies proposed by Gingrich. The arrogance of Kagan in declining recuse herself, indeed, the arrogance of Obama is appointing her further supports the view that the federal judiciary has grown so arrogant as to require a rebalancing of the powers of the four branches of government. In case you were wondering, I include the states as the fourth branch which is a rather quaint view considering the court's rulings for 75 years or so.
Almost missed this. Wish there was something we could do (beside pray) between now and then to assure an outcome we can all LIVE with.
“Obamacare was robo-signed by Congress, and is therefore illegal.”
Would it have made you happier to be signed by someone not constitutionally eligible to be POTUS? SCOTUS seems to have ignored that minor issue as well...
“Happy” to me is a small, frugal, Federal Government.
For the last 80 years, we have become a political system that has degenerated to a level that makes it very easy for an incompetent alien to become our Dictator. It is all well and good to blame Chairman Obama for finding the soft underbelly of our degenerated political system. I mainly blame his supporters.
However, no dictator has power without the active support of others. The Socialist-Democrat wing of the Democrat Party have been essential to Bolshevik Obama’s success in destroying America’s banks, hospitals, doctors, insurance companies, large companies, small business, and now his final goal, destruction of the middle class.
The basic enemy to America is the idea system that supports the values that enabled Bolshevik Obama to destroy as much of America as he has.
Princes Nancy “Bottleneck” Pelosi famously said about the 2,000 page Obama”care” bill: “We have to pass the bill, so we can find out what is in it.” RINO Boehner has replaced Pelosi, but fails to understand that the 15 Trillion dollar is the end of the financial “road” for America. ( One bottleneck removed.)
Senator Harry “Bottleneck” Reid is the leader of the Socialist-Democrat Party, and as such is the primary enabler of spendaholic, incompetent, Chairman Obama. (One bottleneck still in place.)
Replacing “Bottleneck” Reid would help, but the idea system of the Socialist-Democrat Party will still be a major counter-culture force. It is essential that that idea is defeated.
Structural changes must be made, but it probably will take a long, drawn-out Constitutional Convention to achieve a much-weakened power of the President, a mechanism to over-ride bottleneck positions such as the Speaker of the House, and the Senate Majority Leader, such as a 60 day limit on delaying a Bill sent to the other house before it is debated for no less than 1 week.
When Congress stopped using the “system of checks and balances,” it has been a downhill slide ever since.
Thus, what we have is a tyrannical, debate-less,budget-less, winner-take-all, bankrupt Nation where NO elected politician has the courage to stand up and be held accountable.
BTW, if any of this is what you also have observed, then pass it on. That would make me VERY happy!