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Obama v. SCOTUS (Washington Post)

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In President Obama’s address regarding the constitutional challenge to the health reform law April 2, he said he was confident that the Supreme Court would not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law passed by a democratically elected Congress. Many consider Obama’s address to really be an attack by a bully because a constitutional argument was made against the health reform law during the oral arguments. If Congress can use the commerce clause to force the individual to purchase health coverage, what couldn’t Congress force the individual to do? The Supreme Court asked for a limiting principle and the solicitor general for the Obama administration failed to provide one.