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Verilli Not Administration's Worst Lawyer After All

LAPhil Wrote: Apr 05, 2012 9:47 AM
OK, well thanks for answering my question. I was kind of afraid that was the case. It just seems to me that a state shouldn't have the power to mandate anything that encroaches on one's freedom any more than the federal government does.
The reason tea partiers carried signs saying "Read the Constitution!" was that we were hoping people would read the Constitution.

Alas, we still have Rick Santorum saying Obamacare is the same as what he calls "Romneycare"; the otherwise brilliant Mickey Kaus sniffing that if states can mandate insurance purchases, then we're "not talking about some basic individual liberty to not purchase stuff" (no, just the nation's founding document, which protects "basic individual liberties" by putting constraints on Congress); and the former law professor, Barack Obama, alleging that a "good example" of judicial activism would be the Supreme Court (in his...