Second Day of ObamaCare Arguments Roundup
The second day of ObamaCare testimony, and things are looking up for fans of limited, constitutional government. here’s a passel of links culled from Instapundit, TPPF, NRO and elsewhere:
Reading excerpts from today’s arguments, the justices sound extremely skeptical that the Commerce Claus power extends to enforcing an individual mandate.
When the ultra-lefty Mother Jones calls it “Obamacare’s Supreme Court Disaster,” you know things didn’t go well for liberals.
Solicitor General Donald Verrelli’s performance seems to have been particularly poor. (Bonus tidbit: Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, one of the initiators of the lawsuit to overturn ObamaCare, was in the courtroom audience.)
The Volokh’s Conspiracy’s Ilya Somin chimes in: “Scalia makes the key points that 1) a state must be both “necessary” and “proper” to be authorized by the Necessary and Proper Clause, and (2) a statute cannot be proper if the legal rationale for it would justify nearly unlimited federal power.”
John Hinderaker wonders if ObamaCare is going down.
NRO’s live blog.
Ace offers up a selection of quotes.
The actual text of the 11th Circuit’s ruling in Florida vs. HHS.
Tags: Antonin Scalia, Greg Abbott, individual mandate, ObamaCare, Regulation, Supreme Court, Texas, Welfare State