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Obama lawyer asks Supreme Court to save healthcare law
Reuters ^ | 3/28/12 | James Vicini and Joan Biskupic

Posted on 03/28/2012 1:49:21 PM PDT by Nachum

(Reuters) - The Obama administration's top courtroom lawyer made an impassioned plea on Wednesday for the Supreme Court to save President Barack Obama's healthcare law, capping three days of historic arguments that left it unclear how the nine justices would rule.

Having peppered the lawyers defending and challenging the law with questions for more than six hours over the three days, the justices withdrew to their chambers to begin up to three months of deliberation expected to yield a decision by late June.

Obama's healthcare overhaul, signed into law two years ago, is his signature domestic policy achievement. It remains a divisive issue among Americans and is likely to be an key issue ahead of the November 6 election in which he seeks a second term.

The justices took up two final issues on the last day of arguments on Wednesday: whether the rest of the law could stand if the centerpiece requirement that most Americans get insurance or face a penalty is struck down; and the validity of expanding the state-federal Medicaid healthcare program for the poor.

After what critics called a poor performance on Tuesday, U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, arguing for the administration, closed his case with an emotional request that the justices uphold the law. Verrilli cited millions of people with chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and breast cancer who would get health insurance under the law.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: court; lawyer; obama; supreme
Kill the bill!
1 posted on 03/28/2012 1:49:29 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 03/28/2012 1:50:24 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

The left knows it’s over.


3 posted on 03/28/2012 1:54:00 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Nachum

The decision won’t be made until late June?


4 posted on 03/28/2012 1:54:09 PM PDT by Politics4US
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To: Nachum
Verrilli cited millions of people with chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and breast cancer who would get health insurance under the law...

Verrilli might have been more effective if he cited millions of blind people crossing a busy street and nobody there to save them.

5 posted on 03/28/2012 1:54:52 PM PDT by C210N (Mitt "Severe Etch-a-Sketch" Romney is the front-runner? Seriously??)
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To: Nachum

Everyone that voted for this bill should be dragged from office. They tried to steal our liberties and our treasure. Everyone of them most go including our inept leadership that allowed it to happen. Boner and McDonalds.


6 posted on 03/28/2012 1:55:45 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Politics4US
decision won’t be made until late June?

The decision will probably be made today, if it wasn't in the last few weeks or months. It's just that we won't know it until June. Now that they do indeed have a decision, they write up their arguments, for and against, divy up the tasks among them. Once written, they'll haggle for a few months back and forth on wording.

7 posted on 03/28/2012 1:57:34 PM PDT by C210N (Mitt "Severe Etch-a-Sketch" Romney is the front-runner? Seriously??)
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To: Nachum

I have very little faith that the SC will kill the bill. They are no different that the mass of idiots that govern us.


8 posted on 03/28/2012 1:57:48 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: samadams2000

i am so sick of this crap about it being “Obama’s signature legislation”

So FFFNNNGGG what? Its a horrid mess and was passed in the dead of night without even being read!


9 posted on 03/28/2012 1:58:48 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Politics4US

That’s funny, because 8 of them had their minds made up before this case even started.


10 posted on 03/28/2012 2:00:09 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Nachum

I think they’ll kill it.

I also thought OJ Simpson and Casey Anthony were guilty, too. We all know how that turned out.


11 posted on 03/28/2012 2:00:36 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: Nachum
"Kill the bill!"


12 posted on 03/28/2012 2:03:36 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Nachum; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

This is the most preposterous, insidious, evil piece of legislation in American history! A pure, unadulterated,
massive power grab by the federal government, meant to enslave all of us, destroy churches, kill babies, and the elderly.

I say, it all gets tossed.


13 posted on 03/28/2012 2:04:09 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Nachum
Dog and pony show is what is left of our government....

It's like an episode of "As the World Turns".

14 posted on 03/28/2012 2:05:28 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: EGPWS

I think you get the award for Post of the day
Melissa (perfect)


15 posted on 03/28/2012 2:07:17 PM PDT by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: Politics4US

SCOTUS doesn’t want this to be too close to the election so expect a decision sooner.


16 posted on 03/28/2012 2:07:33 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Obama has little to do with this law. He is to friggin stupid to author any it. Pelosi, and Reid are the real culprits.


17 posted on 03/28/2012 2:07:44 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

What’s at play there is the “how could you do this to the First Black President” plea.


18 posted on 03/28/2012 2:10:00 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Message to the bill: Die!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnTHypbLlkE


19 posted on 03/28/2012 2:10:16 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Logical me
I have very little faith that the SC will kill the bill.

This.

20 posted on 03/28/2012 2:10:39 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: Nachum

The word is “DIVE”


21 posted on 03/28/2012 2:18:17 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: traderrob6

The word is “DIVE”

Oh come on! I liked my way better.


22 posted on 03/28/2012 2:27:27 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
"Verrilli cited millions of people with chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and breast cancer who would get health insurance under the law."

Yes; but he neglects to mention that OTHER AMERICANS have to PAY for it, but that's wealth-redistribution dictated by the Progressives, so that makes it okay....to Hell with the Constitution and individual CHOICE and individual RESPONSIBILITY!!

23 posted on 03/28/2012 2:45:46 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Logical me
"I have very little faith that the SC will kill the bill. They are no different that the mass of idiots that govern us."

Sadly, this "Decision" is a no-brainer, if one reads the Constitution, and has a modicum of common sense.

I'm afraid that this is a done-deal, decisions have already been made, and it is gonna be the end of Freedom going forward.

You can then stick a fork in the USA.

24 posted on 03/28/2012 2:48:38 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Nachum

The muslim is going to find out it is not nice to criticize the SC during a state of the union address. The chickens are coming home to roost.


25 posted on 03/28/2012 3:45:44 PM PDT by chainsaw (Sarah Palin is still my first choice to save the USA. . .)
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To: traditional1

Verrilli was arguing on emotions.....as usual. How many people die or don’t die has nothing to do with whether or not the bill is constitutional.


26 posted on 03/28/2012 4:31:44 PM PDT by sheana
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To: stephenjohnbanker

“Pelosi, and Reid are the real culprits.”

They are definitely the out-front culprits, and not sure if I’m remembering correctly, but back during the fight I read something about Tom Daschle being responsible for a major part of it.


27 posted on 03/28/2012 4:35:07 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: Nachum
closed his case with an emotional request that the justices uphold the law. Verrilli cited millions of people with chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and breast cancer who would get health insurance under the law.

It's in the liberal playbook - when you have no logical argument, invoke emotion.

28 posted on 03/28/2012 4:40:05 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Jimmy Carter's incompetence + Richard Nixon's paranoia = Barack Obama)
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To: Nachum
Obama lawyer asks Supreme Court to save healthcare law

Precisely why they should burn it.

Overturning Obamacare MAY, just MAY give our country a second chance to live.

If it isn't, I don't see how we survive as an intact Republic. And maybe we aren't one even now.

29 posted on 03/28/2012 5:01:42 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: sheana
The whole thing is about POWER, and wealth-redistribution.

Progressives could care less about casualties, as long as they can take Taxpayer money and buy votes, and continue to dictate what people can or cannot do, based on THEIR ideas which are soooooooooo much more intelligent than "We The People".

30 posted on 03/28/2012 5:26:37 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Nachum

Sockdolager. Davy Crockett. Nuff said.


31 posted on 03/28/2012 5:53:21 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Nachum

Politics will come into play naturally and this is the bottom line.

26 States Are against.
24 have not yet filed against it’s repeal.

So on that .. repeal.

More than 50% of All americans have always been against Obama care and that number has only gotten worse. REPEAL

Obama made his argument against Hillary As it was pointed out on the first day and used against him on the individual mandate. Repeal.

It is 2700 pages of a mess - repeal

It is far over reaching in power - repeal

It was not bi-partisan - it passed on a democratic ticket only. NOT one republican went for this mess. REPEAL.

all it has going for it is one socialist in the white house who is going to use thuggery - Lets see who they side with

America or the socialist.


32 posted on 03/28/2012 7:27:05 PM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Nachum; Lurking Libertarian; JDW11235; Clairity; TheOldLady; Spacetrucker; Art in Idaho; GregNH; ...
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

FReepmail me to subscribe to or unsubscribe from the SCOTUS ping list.

33 posted on 03/29/2012 12:39:26 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
This law was not started by this Congress or this President. It was pulled out of some RAT'S desk drawer where it was gathering dust waiting for just such a confluence of RAT legislature control and their MANCHURIN CANDIDATE in the WH. No more complicated than that. Zero and cast of clowns couldn't cobble this together. Why do you think PIGLOSI infamously said “We have to pass this bill to find out what is in it”? This crop of RATS just simply put their final touches on it, such as the gold sale and thousands of additional gestapo like IRS agents.
34 posted on 03/29/2012 7:38:27 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio

“This law was not started by this Congress or this President. It was pulled out of some RAT’S desk drawer where it was gathering dust waiting for just such a confluence of RAT legislature control and their MANCHURIN CANDIDATE in the WH. “

Yep


35 posted on 03/29/2012 8:57:41 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Nachum

It won’t pass muster with the Constitution at the SCOTUS.


36 posted on 03/29/2012 9:03:18 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Logical me

They are very different.

Remember the Constitition?

The case is NOT aligned with the Constitution!

It won’t pass the SCOTUS.


37 posted on 03/29/2012 9:06:15 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Nachum
I have been listening to some of the recorded questions and answers, following the wjs blog, and the posts here. I believe that the law is unconstitutional but I still am not sure that reason will prevail.
38 posted on 03/29/2012 9:34:01 AM PDT by mrsloungitude ( USMC Mom)
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To: mrsloungitude

Reason left the conversation a long time ago :(


39 posted on 03/29/2012 10:03:37 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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