Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
I agree yet what is the court to do about them? My point was that laws (bills) are passed/not passed by the legislature as a package deal, often including totally unrelated matters in goofy compromise deals. To allow the executive or the court to strip only part of that package alters the intent of the legislature completely. The courts, just as the executive, should reject the entire package (bill/law) or accept it as a package - but never be able to simply amend it after the fact.
It's a fair point and the ACA is going thru that right now. It's doubtful the individual mandate would've passed without medicaid expansion, or clamping down on "preexisting condition" without the mandate and so on.