HolyCoast: Obamacare Quote of the Day

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Obamacare Quote of the Day

From Justice Antonin Scalia, in reference to the plea of the Solicitor General to consider the keep the rest of Obamacare if the mandate is ruled unconstitutional:
JUSTICE SCALIA: Mr. Kneedler, what happened to the Eighth Amendment? You really want us to go through these 2,700 pages?


JUSTICE SCALIA: And do you really expect the Court to do that? Or do you expect us to -- to give this function to our law clerks?

Is this not totally unrealistic? That we are going to go through this enormous bill item by item and decide each one?
The Eighth Amendment is the constitutional protection against cruel and unusual punishment...i.e. torture.

Sounds to me like Scalia is ready to toss the whole thing. Obamacare has had a bad three days in the Supreme Court.

1 comment:

Sam L. said...

And particularly so because Congress did not go thru all the pages of the bill, and the Repubs were not allowed to.

As Fancy Nancy said, "We have to pass it to find out what's in it."