Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Judges Ready to Declare Obamacare Unconstitutional

The three federal judges in Atlanta are asking skeptical questions regarding Obamacare. The judges are suggesting they are ready to declare Obamacare unconstitutional. It remains unsure if all or part of Obamacare law that passed last year by Congress will be declared unconstitutional. The will of the Constitution will prevail!

(LATIMES) Reporting from Atlanta— A top Obama administration lawyer defending last year's healthcare law ran into skeptical questions Wednesday from three federal judges here, who suggested they may be ready to declare all or part of the law unconstitutional.

Acting U.S. Solicitor General Neal K. Katyal faced off against former Bush administration Solicitor General Paul Clement in what has become the largest and broadest challenge to the healthcare law. In all, 26 states and the National Federation of Independent Business joined in urging the judges to strike down the law.

And in an ominous sign for the administration, the judges opened the arguments by saying they knew of no case in American history where the courts had upheld the government's power to force someone to buy a product.

That argument is at the heart of the constitutional challenge to the healthcare law and its mandate that nearly all Americans have health insurance by 2014.

"I can't find any case like this," said Chief Judge Joel Dubina of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. "If we uphold this, are there any limits" on the power of the federal government? he asked.