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    VIDEOS: Obamacare at the Supreme Court

    Heritage was at the Supreme Court for the past three days to observe the oral arguments over the constitutionality of Obamacare. Heritage’s Todd Gaziano and Hans von Spakovsky sat in for each day’s arguments and provided immediate reaction after each session. For your convenience, we have corralled these videos and … More

    Morning Bell: And Now the Supreme Court Must Decide

    For the past three days, the nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court heard a series of arguments on Obamacare — what promises to be one of the most seminal decisions in the Court’s history. Now that the dust has settled, it appears more than likely that President Obama’s signature … More

    Day 3 at the Court - Severability and Coercive Medicaid Conditions

    The Court’s morning session concentrated on whether, if the individual mandate is held unconstitutional (as looks increasingly likely after yesterday’s argument), it can be cleanly severed from the rest of ObamaCare, and if not, what other portions of the act must the Court strike down with it. The Court’s afternoon … More

    Audio and Transcript: Obamacare at the Supreme Court, Day Three

    On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard the third day of oral arguments for and against Obamacare’s individual mandate. The day’s discussion mostly revolved around the issue of severability: is the mandate so closely tied with the rest of the law that the court cannot strike it down without invalidating the … More

    Obamacare at the Court: Day 3, Severability and Spending

    If the individual mandate is the blockbuster issue before the Court, Medicaid and severability may be sleeper hits that ultimately have tremendous impact. If the Court strikes down the mandate, then what is to be done with the Russian novel-length ObamaCare?  Should the Court just tear out the few pages … More

    Attention, Obamacare Court Watchers: Synchronize Watches... Now!

    Six hours of oral argument will be conducted in four sessions, spread over three days.  That’s what the Supreme Court has allocated for the cases challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). The arguments begin Monday, as attorneys representing 26 states, the National Federation … More

    Obamacare Set for Oral Argument

    Today, the Supreme Court released the oral argument schedule for the consolidated Obamacare challenges.  The Court will hear oral argument on March 26, 27 and 28, 2012, with a nearly unprecedented amount of time allotted for argument. First up on March 26, the Court will hear argument on the Anti-Injunction … More

    Side Effects: What Obamacare and the Death Star have in Common

    So far, 21 states have filed lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare.  As they move forward, it’s worth pondering what would happen to the health care overhaul if they succeed. Could one lawsuit be the proton torpedo that blows up the Obamacare Death Star? Typically, courts can deem a legislative … More