Monday, March 26
Today the Supreme Court has started listening to arguments pro and con relative to the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 passed by Congress. On Wednesday let us hope that our lifetime appointed (anointed) judges will offer their “unbiased” consideration with their Ruling sometime in June.
Let us also hope they show more rationality and less partiality than they last did when deciding that Corporations are a Person; our country’s honorable goal of “One Person, One Vote” be damned.
Nowhere in the Constitution did I find that the Supreme Court could overrule a law passed by Congress and signed by the President. I always thought it is Congress’ responsibility it is to pass legislation that affects the entire country, but that is for Constitutional scholars to phantom.
Wednesday, March 28
It did not take long to see where this was going. Scalia, Alito and Thomas are certain to vote the law is unconstitutional. (Thirty courts below them have already made the opposite judgment, upholding it.) Kennedy is the only possible swing vote and maybe long shot Roberts, but unlikely.
However he seems more interested in a proud legacy than the others. At very least, the separation of the mandate from the rest of the Health Care package is likely. Unfortunately Thomas did not make any notable stated observation, therefore not surprisingly, the dumbest statement came from Scalia who compared forcing people to have health care insurance to like forcing people to eat broccoli.
Good old reliable Scalia who solely enjoys and is the biggest fan of his witless wit.
Having the majority of judges with leanings toward either Party permanently enshrined in the Supreme Court is unhealthy since bias will always surface. We should have term limits for the Supreme Court as we have in our other two branches of government.