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    Re: Supreme Court health care arguments under way

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhapsody1447 View Post
    Can anyone "in the know" tell me when the final decision is set to be made?
    before the court's term ends (end of JUNE IIRC)

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    Re: Supreme Court health care arguments under way

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Calling any Supreme Court Justice an "intellectual lightweight" is so painfully stupid....

    true, and I note it is only because of the Dem senate leader who is responsible for Thomas being on the court. Thomas was in the top half of his class at Yale Law which means he is very strong academically. Not the superstars like Roberts, Souter, Scalia or Alito but certainly as smart or smarter as many of the justices before him such as Stevens and Burger and Marshall.

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    Re: Supreme Court health care arguments under way

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Consistency does not always mean intelligent. You can be consistently irrational in your logic just look at Rhenquist. Rhenquist would author the most convuluted, yet consistent decisions that bent over backwards to reach the conclusion that he wanted.

    what is funny its pretty much a GIVEN that the Clinton and Obama selections will back dem policies no matter what while Roberts, Alito and Kennedy are all considered up in the air on this issue. Apparently the dems pick robots to be justices while the GOP picks people who are more independent (remember Souter?)

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    Re: Supreme Court health care arguments under way

    Justice Kennedy's questions today were very encouraging, he has libs crapping in their pants.

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    Re: Supreme Court health care arguments under way

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    true, and I note it is only because of the Dem senate leader who is responsible for Thomas being on the court. Thomas was in the top half of his class at Yale Law which means he is very strong academically. Not the superstars like Roberts, Souter, Scalia or Alito but certainly as smart or smarter as many of the justices before him such as Stevens and Burger and Marshall.
    Right, because we all know that law school grades are the ultimate measure of intelligence. That's how we know that Obama is a genius.
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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    Re: Supreme Court health care arguments under way

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    what is funny its pretty much a GIVEN that the Clinton and Obama selections will back dem policies no matter what while Roberts, Alito and Kennedy are all considered up in the air on this issue. Apparently the dems pick robots to be justices while the GOP picks people who are more independent (remember Souter?)
    Or maybe it's because the Act is constitutional, and it's a no-brainer that it is, but conservatives on the Court are so politically motivated that they will probably find a way to rule against it. See Bush v. Gore.
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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    Re: Supreme Court health care arguments under way

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Or maybe it's because the Act is constitutional, and it's a no-brainer that it is, but conservatives on the Court are so politically motivated that they will probably find a way to rule against it. See Bush v. Gore.
    So the Commerce Clause authorizes Congress to create commerce so it can regulate commerce?
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    Re: Supreme Court health care arguments under way

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Justice Kennedy's questions today were very encouraging, he has libs crapping in their pants.
    Yeah, I'm so hopeful right now, I feel like the Far Side dog silently wishing "Please, oh please!" as he hides behind the open clothes drier lid watching the cat approaching closer and closer, lured by the sign that reads "Cat Fud inside".
    You don't trust Trump? Well, there's only one way to leverage him to do what's economically right for us all: Powerful American Political Alliance. Got courage?! .. and a mere $5.00?

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    Re: Supreme Court health care arguments under way

    Quote Originally Posted by RightOfCenter View Post
    So the Commerce Clause authorizes Congress to create commerce so it can regulate commerce?
    Create commerce? You mean we don't already have a health care system? People never got sick before? Que?
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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    Re: Supreme Court health care arguments under way

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Create commerce? You mean we don't already have a health care system? People never got sick before? Que?
    I'm sorry. I was assuming that you were following the oral arguments regarding the mandate requiring everyone to purchase healthcare. So I'll ask again: is it within the scope of the Commerce Clause for Congress to create commerce (requiring those that do not need nor want health insurance to purchase it anyway) in order to regulate commerce (the regulations contained within the Affordable Care Act).
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