Monday, March 15, 2010

March Madness is here

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Robyn Blake said...

I'm sorry to digress from the March Madness discussion, but there is an interesting issue of federalism brewing in America right now. The state of Virginia has just passed legislation to ban anticipated health care mandates that could be imposed on its citizens. Thirty-four other states have similar legislation pending. This matter is definitely headed to the U.S. Supreme Court if the federal health care bill passes. What do people think about this? Is the U.S. Congress overreaching in an unprecedented display of power at the behest of the Obama administration or are the states just plain wrong? If the health care bill passes, can the high court decide to just strike the mandates portion of the bill or would the entire bill fail as unconstitutional? When would the U.S. Supreme Court decide the issue?

Anonymous said...

The Commerce Clause gives the feds the power to pass the health care legislation with the kickbacks and all. The states must take a back seat.

Anonymous said...

I think I know who one Justice's wife feels.

Ginni Thomas, the wife of Justice Clarence Thomas. A veteran Republican activist, she just announced plans to start an online Tea Party advocacy group, which may be funded, in part, by the corporate donations newly freed up by the Citizens United decision.,0,6505384.story