Monday, December 19, 2011

Reason #91: Obama and the Supremes

The Supreme Court has officially scheduled five hours of arguments this March for the challenge to the individual mandate in Obama's health care reform package. From someone who's a little more familiar with court proceedings than the average Joe, five hours doesn't really seem like all that much (especially spread out over three days), but according to this article that's a record amount of argument time for the Supreme Court, only even approached before by McCain-Feingold's four hours in 2003.

Their ruling is expected to come over the summer just as the presidential election is heating up, and I've heard some say that it would actually be much better for him is they rule against it, because Obamacare is seen by conservatives as the quintessential liberal overreach, and going the other direction would just further galvanize existing anti-Obama sentiment. Personally, I'm rooting for it to fail if only so they can go back to the drawing board and take another shot at single-payer.

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