Dissenting Justices: Entire healthcare law is invalid and unconstitutional

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Grandluxe, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. Dissenters say entire law was invalid
    June 28, 2012 15:23 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The ruling that upheld the vast majority of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul came from the court's four liberal justices, joined by Chief Justice John Roberts.
    The dissenters were Justices Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas.

    In a joint statement, they said, "The act before us here exceeds federal power both in mandating the purchase of health insurance and in denying non-consenting states all Medicaid funding."

    Kennedy, speaking in court, summarized the dissent by saying, "In our view, the act before us is invalid in its entirety."

    “What is absolutely clear, affirmed by the text of the 1789 Constitution, by the Tenth Amendment ratified in 1791, and by innumerable cases of ours in the 220 years since, is that there are structural limits upon federal power – upon what it can prescribe with respect to private conduct, and upon what it can impose upon the sovereign States. Whatever may be the conceptual limits upon the Commerce Clause and upon the power to tax and spend, they cannot be such as will enable the Federal Government to regulate all private conduct and to compel the States to function as administrators of federal programs.”

  2. Scalia wants to be a politician and Thomas's wife was paid to lobby against Obamacare,Thomas should not have been on the case
  3. Obamacare betrays 200 years of American history and the principles that made America great.