Skip to comments.Justices poised to strike down entire healthcare law
Posted on 03/28/2012 9:44:18 AM PDT by Bill Buckner
The courts conservatives sounded as though they had determined for themselves that the 2,700-page measure must be declared unconstitutional.
"One way or another, Congress will have to revisit it in toto," said Justice Antonin Scalia.
Agreeing, Justice Anthony Kennedy said it would be an "extreme proposition" to allow the various insurance regulations to stand after the mandate was struck down.
Meanwhile, the court's liberal justices argued for restraint. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the court should do a "salvage job," not undertake a wrecking operation." But she looked to be out-voted.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. said they shared the view of Scalia and Kennedy that the law should stand or fall in total. Along with Justice Clarence Thomas, they would have a majority to strike down the entire statute as unconstitutional.
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Our founding fathers dreams and plans lay in wait for final word if the Republic, our Liberty and Freedom shall be dissolved or not. Shall we be subject to enslavement by what was once our government or not?
Is this the beginning of the road back or the end of the road for the USA?
It’s not payback ...
Would YOU hammerhead like to be forced to buy a Volt? Liberals like that car - they think it’s best. And that YOU don’t have the wit to make choices for yourself.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the court should do a "salvage job," not undertake a wrecking operation."
When the Judicial branch performs such a "line-item veto" on ANY law is nothing short of legislating from the bench (to which I'd expect this shameless little yotch to say, "So, what's the matter with that?").
On a related note, if by some miracle the Obamanation loses in November, I wonder how many aging libs on the SCOTUS will immediately resign, giving him and his 'RAT-controlled Senate the opportunity to pack the Court before he leaves office.
This is their job in this one party/two faction corrupt congress.
I’ll bring the beer!
Smite it with furious vengeance.
This is very premature.
There are only 4 conservative justices. We’re relying on Kennedy to determine the validity of the US Constitution here.
I sure hope so! Of course, Obama will be back immediately with something equally bad, or perhaps just impose it extra-legally. Actually, it won’t be immediate, but right after his reelection (while he’s also busy selling us down the river to the Russians).
Keeps reminding me of the March on Washington, that was a shining moment.
Remember Reid shoved this through w/o hearings and against the will of the people.
Perhaps the Justices fear the wrath of future generations who, using current and future technologies, will read their nation's history, and know that this Court's decision on this blatant "power grab" disguised in various semantic terms as related to "health care," either preserved their individual liberty, or contributed to the destruction of their freedom.
"The People" in the 1930's through the rest of the 20th Century did not have ready access to every word of the reasoned debate of the principles essential to liberty. Now, they do, and that must be a powerful motivator for this and future Courts who decide on matters of freedom versus government tyranny over individuals.
No longer will their actions be measured by current opinion, but must stand the scrutiny of being compared to the ideas of the Framers of America's Constitution.
"Posterity! you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven that I ever took half the pains to preserve it." - John Adams, Letter to Abigail Adams, 1777
"[Our Departed Ancestors] task (and nobly they performed it) [was] to possess themselves, and through themselves, us, of this goodly land; and to uprear upon its hills and its valleys, a political edifice of liberty and equal rights; 'tis ours only, to transmit these, the former, unprofaned by the foot of an invader; the latter, undecayed by the lapse of time and untorn by usurpation, to the latest generation that fate shall permit the world to know. This task of gratitude to our fathers, justice to ourselves, duty to posterity, and love for our species in general, all imperatively require us faithfully to perform. How then shall we perform it? At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it? Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never!--All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years. At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide." - Abraham Lincoln, January 27, 1838
Hey Joe Biden, THIS IS A BFD!!!!
Please, Please, Please don’t be getting our hopes up!
Great. Get rid of the whole damnable thing. The same with the entire Obama administration. I want them fired “in toto” come next November, and frankly some of them ought to be investigated.
I will dance in the streets the day this administration is out on its big ears.
This concerns me somewhat. I’m quite unsure as to how Kennedy is going to rule on the mandate, and am concerned he may go the wrong way if he doesn’t want to scrap the whole thing.
BTW - I’ve always blamed Bob Stanley.
Looks like we may be heading for a "how many divisions does the Supreme Court command?" moment.
"Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.
- Blaise Pascal
Anyone know whose Constitution she was reading when she said this?
One dirty secret is that many of these children are NOT carried on their parent's insurance because of the additional expense.
In order for parents to carry every child up to 26 years old, regardless of employment status, marriage status or where they live, someone has to pay the piper and this cost is added to the parent's insurance coverage as a supplement.
Rush just said Obama hopes it gets struck down, then they move to the single payer model and it’s game over for America.
Ronald Reagan, “Trust But Verify”.
Barack Obama, Whatever you say Vladimir. Here's one of my Reelection Hoodies, it makes you look like a Gangsta.