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#1 If it stands, our Republic is over. The new Socialist Empire of the United States will be born. You will be told what to buy, how to live and how to work, what to eat and you will turn your children over to be wards of the State.
Posted by DarthVader 2012-03-16 11:00||
#2 Actually, Scalia would make hay of that one: what "other powers" is Congress claiming? Are they already in the constitution? If not, UNCONSTITUTIONAL!
Posted by Ptah 2012-03-16 11:11||
#3 I don't see how this works. If the underlying mandate is unconstitutional, then how does Necessary & Proper save it? Seems like laws which are necessary & proper to carry out constitutional duties couldn't expand the scope of constitutionality.
One wonders if Obama's DOJ is trying to lose this case. Lose a battle, but win the war by getting reelected?
It kind of makes sense, especially if Romney is the nominee. Obama could actually position himself to Romney's right. He would say, yeah we tried Romney's approach but the SCT struck it down, and when we look at the CBO numbers and what is happening in MA we think this approach doesn't work well in practice either. So reelect us and we'll fix healthcare, but we'll find a better way than Romney did. That would be very difficult for Mitt to answer.
Posted by Iblis 2012-03-16 11:16||
#4 My law professor had the answer to this style of argument IMHO.
When you have the facts, bang the facts.
When you have the law, bang the law.
When you have neither, bang the table.
Posted by AlanC 2012-03-16 11:24||