The Supreme Court Justices all seem to agree on one thing when it comes to ObamaCare – they don’t want to read the 2,700 page piece of legislation. Justice Scalia went as far as to refer to it as cruel and unusual punishment.
Three days into oral arguments over President Barack Obama’s health care law, Supreme Court justices made a plea to the lawyers Wednesday: Please don’t make us read it.
Justice Antonin Scalia cut in when Deputy Solicitor General Edwin Kneedler said the justices would need to look at “the structure and the text” of the 2,700-page law .
“Mr. Kneedler, what happened to the Eighth Amendment?” Scalia asked — a joking reference to the Constitution’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. “You really want us to go through these 2,700 pages?
“And do you really expect the court to do that? Or do you expect us to — to give this function to our law clerks? Is this not totally unrealistic? That we are going to go through this enormous bill item by item and decide each one?” (Read More)
Even though they haven’t read the massive bill, they do know how it was passed. Justice Scalia had a few words to say about the Cornhusker Kickback.
In related news, the left is already practicing how they’ll spin things if ObamaCare is struck down.
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