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Supreme Court Mulls Not Just Healthcare, but the Role of Government in America

Joe64 Wrote: Apr 04, 2012 11:17 AM
In my view, there are many laws that are unconstitutional, much like the Patriot Act. What I want to know is why the Supreme Court does not touch that one? When you look at the title of this article one must wonder the Court doesn't take on more of the big battles? Why are they so quiet? I wonder if the Supreme Court would support the people of this country who would refuse to pay their taxes unless the government passed an acceptable break even budget? The government must remember who they represent... If they cannot do the job we should not support them by throwing our money into a burning trash can... Not only should the people wake up, but the republican and democratic parties better wake up as well...
BK22 Wrote: Apr 04, 2012 3:30 PM
What I want to know is why the Supreme Court does not touch that one?
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Because it has to be challenged first!

As an attorney who has argued a number of appellate cases, I can testify that judges' questions during oral arguments are not necessarily a good predictor of the outcome of a case. Judges often use oral argument as a sounding board for competing jurisprudential theories and as a vehicle for playing devil's advocate. The questions asked don't necessarily telegraph how the judges are feeling about the case, or the way they will ultimately rule. Still, the questions posed by the Supreme Court during last week's argument on the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a "Obamacare," indicate that the court is pondering not just...