Yesterday the Supreme Court heard the much-anticipated oral arguments over the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate. As any Supreme Court advocate worth his or her salt will tell you, a justice's demeanor during oral arguments is not always indicative of their disposition toward the case. Nevertheless, here is what the web is saying about day 2:
- Adam Liptak, In Court, Sharp Questions on Health Care Law's Mandate, N.Y. Times (Mar. 27, 2012).
- Mark Sherman & Jesse J. Holland, Day 2 of Supreme Court Health Care Battle, Huffington Post (posted: 03/27/2012 1:55 pm, updated: 03/27/2012 6:29 pm).
Here is an audio clip from yesterday's oral arguments courtesy of the Washington Post, in which Justice Kennedy "suggests to the solicitor general that the government needs to justify its position that it is within Congressional powers to require individuals to have health insurance."
You can read David Fahrenthold and N.C. Aizenman's full article on the Washington Post's website here:
- David A. Fahrenthold & N.C. Aizenman, Court watchers on both sides speculate about health-care mandate, Washington Post (Mar. 27, 2012 7:57 PM).