Supreme Court arguments day two: “a train wreck” for Obamacare

From OC Register:

As the Supreme Court peppered attorneys with questions about the constitutionality of a key component of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, observers Tuesday paid particular attention to the remarks of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, commonly cast as the swing vote on the nine-member court as it weighs a decision expected in June.

After the dust settled on Tuesday, one observer called the day “a train wreck” for Obamacare.

Tuesday saw the second of three remarkable days of public questioning of lawyers defending and opposing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s most contentious provision – the individual mandate – an unprecedented expansion of federal authority requiring all Americans obtain government-approved health insurance by 2014 or pay a penalty. Backers say Congress was within its constitutional powers to regulate interstate commerce when it crafted the mandate two years ago while opponents, and perhaps the Court, see things differently.

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