Thursday, July 19, 2012

SCOTUS and Obamacare

In a complicated verdict (PDF), the Supreme Court of the United States ruled not to strike down the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the end of last month – save some details.

There is a lot of discussion out there on the issue, and I can of course not list it all. There is even speculation that the Chief Justice changed his mind at a very late stage, for instance, at The Volokh Conspiracy here, where I have joined in the comments.

Over at, Judge Andrew P. Napolitano reflects on the recent judgement.

The Judge and others:

More from the Judge:

U.S. Senator Rand Paul on the Peter Schiff Show:

Over at SCOTUSblog, Lyle Denniston ponders the possible enforcement of the “tax.” SCOTUSblog has more here, here, and here.

A piece of paper is supposed to protect you in a system where the sole source of power is the people? The Chief Justice himself has said that it is up to the people to throw out the elected officers if they don't like what they do.

On a related note, the authority of the Supreme Court of the United States to rule on the constitutionality of legislation was the first check on popular majority rule I learnt about in my conscious memory. This case is one of many exhibits of evidence since of its lack of effectiveness

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