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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Supreme Court takes on ObamaCare and more... the nature of federalism and enumerated powers as duly constituted

Yesterday the Supreme Court agreed to take up the "ObamaCare" law that many conservatives and libertarians say violates the Constitution. The Cato Institute's Ilya Shapiro explains just how landmark this decision is going to be:

"the Supreme Court has now set the stage for the most significant case since Roe v. Wade. Indeed, this litigation implicates the future of the Republic as Roe never did. On both the individual-mandate and Medicaid-coercion issues, the Court will decide whether the Constitution’s structure — federalism and enumeration of powers — is judicially enforceable or whether Congress is the sole judge of its own authority. In other words, do we have a government of laws or men?"

We live in interesting times.

Wes Messamore,
Editor in Chief, THL
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