so because of SCOTUS's ruling on healthcare and citizens united, i think we can all agree that supreme court justices should have term limits.
This is a thought-provoking article on the underlying motives and logic behind this decision. If this analysis is valid, this decision may not be as bad for conservatives as it appears on its face.
In addition to the court finally putting limits on the commerce clause, by defining the individual mandate as a tax, that causes the equal protection clause to apply. This means that Obama cannot give waivers to his cronies anymore. Existing waivers may well also be struck down, which will have the unions howling.
Last edited by Ought Six; 06-28-2012 at 07:55 PM.
I hear you. it sickens me how many kids my age have taken to facebook to post status about "OMG FREE HEALTHCARE FOR EVERYONE!!! GOD BLESS OBAMA!!!11" without having any idea what the legislation even entails. Mentality like that is exactly how this guy got elected in the first place. Its like Idiocracy. only worse.
Meh when the taxes kick in Jan 2013 for this the Obamabots will come down to earth.
Wow! I just read another interesting point. By defining the individual mandate as a tax, Roberts may have set up the mandate to be struck down. The Constitution requires that all tax bills must originate in the House. The Obamacare bill originated in the Senate. So the first time the penalty for refusing to buy health insurance is applied, that person will have standing to sue on that basis.
Well, should it happen anyway I'll be interested to see where your employer stands a year from today.
What I am looking for next is a lawsuit alleging that all the insurance waivers that were granted to companies for exemption from the healthcare law are illegal.
Very well written and thoughtful. The article brings out very good points IMO.
He made a good decision regarding current politics and I think this statement highlights it well.Roberts has basically done what John Marshall did: Insulate the court from criticism of bald partisan bias and infidelity to, as he once put it, calling balls and strikes. He’s earning plaudits from the left. Though the right is grumbling, I suspect they won’t be doing so for long
As the article states a few sentences down, this isn't the most important Supreme Court major decision nor its last. We have had alot of big cases pass and there will be more lawsuits and cases to come that will triumph what the Supreme Court has currently undertaken.
We live in some interesting times.
How/why did they chose those who are exempt? Who gets exempt/why? I think its a validated question. I would like to know the answer.
You understand that with this ruling the SCOTUS will not touch this even with the ten foot pole from your backyard?