Since the Obamacare case is so important to all of us, I thought the information I found would be interesting to everyone. It may help us to appreciate the reports we will hear about the court hearings next week.
In the video below, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) gives insight into what happens during Supreme Court hearings:
Via: The American Spectator
Senator Mike Lee Explains Supreme Court Procedure (By Ross Kaminsky)
With the upcoming beginning of the Supreme Court's hearing of arguments about the constitutionality of Obamacare, this video just released by Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) offers interesting insight into how the process of the Court's hearing a case actually works. Read more...
The article below explains what the arguments of the Obamacare case will be on each side:
Via: Business Insider
The video below is a Fox News discussion on the Obamacare hearings. This discussion starts at minute 1:09.
Here's What Both Sides Will Argue In Next Week's Epic Supreme Court Case On Obamacare (By Michael Brendan Dougherty)
Two years ago this Friday, Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act– often known now as "Obamacare."Immediately it was challenged in the courts. And next week from Monday to Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments.
As we've been saying it is the most consequential story in politics this year.
The court is considering all the 26 state-level challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into consideration, including a particularly well-argued case against the mandate from Florida, that strikes down the entire health-care reform law.
And they are going to hear a record amount of oral argument next week.
The Court is going to face two crucial questions: 1) Whether the "individual mandate" that requires all citizens to buy health insurance or pay a fine is Constitutional and 2) Whether the individual mandate is so crucial to the law that the entire thing is struck down, or just the mandate.
What will the arguments look like?
ABC has some helpful details. The government side will argue that it has the power to mandate purchase of health insurance through the Commerce clause and the Necessary and Proper Clause:
"The minimum coverage provision [the mandate] is within Congress' power to enact not only because it is a necessary component of a broader scheme of interstate economic regulation," Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. said, "but also because, within that scheme, the provision itself regulates economic conduct with a substantial effect on interstate commerce, namely the way in which individuals finance their participation in the health care market."And the case against Obamacare will argue that this interpretation is not only novel it gives the federal government unlimited power:
"The individual mandate rests on a claim of federal power that is both unprecedented and unbounded: the power to compel individuals to engage in commerce in order to more effectively to regulate commerce," Paul Clement, a lawyer for the states, argues in court papers.If Congress can compel individuals into the market place, he says, there are no limits to its power. "Given the breadth of the modern conception of commerce, there is almost no decision that Congress could not label 'economic' and thereby compel under the federal government's theory."The ruling that comes down later this year is very likely to change the election. Read more...
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