Here is an interesting interview CBS News’ Charlie Rose did with conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. In the interview, Scalia made it clear he was shocked that he was in the majority on not upholding ObamaCare as Constitutional under the Commerce Clause, but lost when it was upheld thanks to Chief Justice John Roberts as a “tax.” Scalia called the ruling “water over the dam,” and agreed with Rose that people have to “get over it,” just as with the Bush v. Gore case from 2000, which he said was “not even close” on the merits of the case.
Here is complete video of today’s “Face the Nation” with Bob Schieffer on CBS News. It opens with a fascinating report from Jan Crawford on the state of the U.S. Supreme Court in the aftermath of the ObamaCare Decision. According to Crawford’s sources, there is a real sense of “betrayal” felt by the conservative justices toward Chief Justice John Roberts because he first sided with them against ObamaCare and then changed his vote to join the liberals.
President Obama took a swipe at the Supreme Court today during a summit with Canadian Prime Minister Harper and Mexican President Calderon. Obama said the Supreme Court should not engage in “judicial activism” and added, “That an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law is a good example of that.”
Here is complete audio of the U.S. Supreme Court’s final day of hearings on “ObamaCare.” The final day of arguments focused on “severability” – the issue of whether the entire ObamaCare Law must fall if the individual mandate is found to be unconstitutional.
Here is a new ad put out by the Republican National Committee (RNC) on the difficulty Don Verrilli, Jr. – the lawyer representing Barack Obama’s “ObamaCare” Health Law – had in making the case for “ObamaCare” before the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday. Many on the Left are horrified at the job Verrilli did yesterday, choosing to focus on him rather than obvious reality that ObamaCare is unconstitutional. It’s just hard to defend, a “tough sell,” which is the point of this ad.
Here is one of the key exchanges in today’s U.S. Supreme Court hearing, with Justice Anthony Kennedy stating that the individual mandate “changes the relationship of the Federal Government to the individual in a very fundamental way.” Kennedy is likely to be the deciding vote in whether ObamaCare is upheld or struck down as unconstitutional.