SCOTUS to weigh Obamacare beginning today

It may not be the biggest Supreme Court case in history, or even in the last century. But it will be a defining case which doesn't happen more than once or twice a generation. For the next three days, the Supreme Court will listen to arguments regarding the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. At stake: How much can the Constitution be stretched to accomodate the "social justice" agenda of liberals? The Hill: The six-hour oral argument is the longest the court has heard in 45 years. And this is the first time in more than 75 years that the court is in a position to strike down a sitting president's agenda while he runs for reelection. "It's just perfect, in terms of this being a first-term president's signature legislation, and that it could be invalidated during a presidential election year," said Carl Tobias, a law professor at the University of Richmond. That last instance came in 1935 when, in President Franklin D. Roosevelt's first term, the court considered the constitutionality...(Read Full Post)