Thursday, February 3, 2011

Legal Scholars on the Constitutionality of Reform - Senate Hearing

Yesterday, Senator Richard Durbin convened a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the constitutionality of the health reform law. Several constitutional scholars testified that, in their view, the judge in Florida is wrong and the law is constitutional, including two former Solicitor Generals.

No doubt, we have not heard the last of this. Nor does it mean that the Supreme Court will uphold the law. The Supreme Court has acted contrary to the views of legal scholars in two notable cases, Bush v. Gore, in which the Court decided that George W. Bush won the 2000 presidential election, and Citizen's United, in which the Court struck down campaign finance laws that prevented corporations from making campaign contributions.

So hang on. It's going to be a bumpy ride. Jennifer

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