Health Care Reform Challenge REJECTED

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  1. Industrialsize

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    This is great news. The Supreme Court has tipped it's hand on how it feels on the new healthcare law!



    Health Care Reform Challenge REJECTED By Supreme Court


    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has turned down the first preliminary challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
    The decision Monday to reject an appeal from a former Republican state lawmaker in California was no surprise because a federal appeals court has yet to consider the case. The high court almost never reviews cases before the issues have been aired in lower courts.
    Of more significance is the sign that all the justices took part in rejecting the appeal. New Justice Elena Kagan refused to say during her confirmation hearings whether she would take part in the court's deliberations over the health care law. Kagan was Obama's solicitor general before joining the court.


    Health Care Reform Challenge REJECTED By Supreme Court
     
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    Excellent news indeed!
     
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    Perhaps there's hope for the Supreme Court after all?
     
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    This is GREAT NEWS and I am not surprised at all b/c the President has the ability to just AS HE DID under the commerce clause.
    If they truly consider themselves as following the constitution they had no other decision !



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    I think the only thing it tipped its hand on is how the court feels about cases following the proper judicial process.

    "The decision Monday to reject an appeal from a former Republican state lawmaker in California was no surprise because a federal appeals court has yet to consider the case."
     
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    Exactly right...the only opinion the court is expressing, is that they will not entertain any challenge, until normal judicial proceedings have been followed. (That is the Supreme Court will not hear the case until it has been adjudicated in Federal court, and then only, if they feel it has "merit" for consideration.)
     
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    ^Plus, any Justice could recall the case for further consideration at any future conference, so the idea that the case is off their radar regardless of what happens at the appellate level is presumptuous. Furthermore, it only takes 4 Justices to take the case... So, this is good news for proponents of healthcare reform TODAY, but that's it.

    Besides, let's say a few of the Justices already know they're eventually going to vote a certain way on the case, for whatever reason. Obviously, they're going to dot their 'I's and cross their 'T's along the way, so that they don't look like they were predisposed to making a certain decision beforehand.

    If there's one thing I've learned watching people manipulate government in my time, it's that you can usually pick up on manipulation brewing when everything seems to be going letter perfect, by the book.

    lol
     
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    Tom Goldstein, the man who publishes SCOTUSblog (and has himself argued before the Supreme Court 21 times) said today that the denial is "totally meaningless" and a waste of everyone's time. As you state here, he says that it's accepted policy for the SC not to grant such requests in absence of the appropriate Circuit having first heard the case.

    The plantiff's lawyer (from that same link) states that he was hoping for an outside shot at the Court hearing it, but admitted that the electoral shift last Tuesday removed what little chance existed of an expedited review.
     
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    Yeah no shit. Its like these fucking retards only read headlines and not the articles.
     
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    Lol I know right
     
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    Agreed.

    I quite expect the provision in question ultimately to be stricken down, and well it should.
     
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