Skip to comments.Obama lawyer asks Supreme Court to save healthcare law
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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The left knows it’s over.
The decision won’t be made until late June?
Verrilli might have been more effective if he cited millions of blind people crossing a busy street and nobody there to save them.
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.
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.
I have very little faith that the SC will kill the bill. They are no different that the mass of idiots that govern us.
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!
That’s funny, because 8 of them had their minds made up before this case even started.
I think they’ll kill it.
I also thought OJ Simpson and Casey Anthony were guilty, too. We all know how that turned out.
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.
It's like an episode of "As the World Turns".
I think you get the award for Post of the day
SCOTUS doesn’t want this to be too close to the election so expect a decision sooner.
Obama has little to do with this law. He is to friggin stupid to author any it. Pelosi, and Reid are the real culprits.
What’s at play there is the “how could you do this to the First Black President” plea.
Message to the bill: Die!
The word is “DIVE”
The word is DIVE
Oh come on! I liked my way better.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
“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.
It's in the liberal playbook - when you have no logical argument, invoke emotion.
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.
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".
Sockdolager. Davy Crockett. Nuff said.
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.
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“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. “
It won’t pass muster with the Constitution at the SCOTUS.
They are very different.
Remember the Constitition?
The case is NOT aligned with the Constitution!
It won’t pass the SCOTUS.
Reason left the conversation a long time ago :(
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