The US Supreme Court may issue its much-anticipated decision on the constitutionality of Obamacare this morning. Regardless of outcome, the ruling will attain instant landmark status, and will make an indelible mark on the 2012 presidential race. Nearly three in four Americans would like to see the High Court invalidate at least the central pillar of the generally unpopular law. As we noted during oral arguments, there is a decent chance that the justices may go even further -- but who really knows? After months of speculation, the public will finally hear the verdict, either in the...
The real issue is whether the Supreme Court should even be making these determinations. The Framers' provision for making major constitutional decisions about the allocation of powers was the democratic process of amendment, not the fiat of five unelected and unaccountable judges. Of course, the amendment process is now moribund. We need to reform it so that these decisions can be made by We, the People, not We, the Judges. (Also, my prediction is the scenario no one seems to consider -- the Supreme Court will punt by putting off a decision until next year by asking for more briefs on severability.) See http:///www.timelyrenewed.com
- Quotes of the day Allahpundit 5 hours ago
- Video: Nothing to see here: Obama is “Faithfully executing the laws” Jazz Shaw 6 hours ago
- Congressman Bob Goodlattte assures us that there is no impeachment in the offing Jazz Shaw 8 hours ago
- The border crisis isn’t Obama’s Katrina – it’s worse Noah Rothman 9 hours ago
- Uh oh: Moscow claims Ukraine attack inside Russian territory killed civilians Noah Rothman 11 hours ago
- The Lerner Files: “smidgens upon smidgens” of corruption Jazz Shaw 12 hours ago