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    Meaningless but fun Reader Poll on Obamacare verdict

    Meaningless but fun Reader Poll on Obamacare verdict

    Your vote counts, so we will count every vote!

    There is so much speculation and punditry on what the Supremes will do, what it will mean, who will be the winners and losers, etc.

    So why not a really meaningful test of the law — a Reader Poll.

    Make Eric Holder proud, vote early and often.

    The poll answers do not cover every possibility, just the most likely scenarios regarding the mandate (there are, of course, other issues).

    What will the Supremes do?  (poll open until midnight Eastern tonight)


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    curious_tom | June 27, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Just a thought, There is no sever-ability clause. Therefore if any one part is unconstitutional, then the whole thing goes. It was written as an all or nothing deal. that is my understanding. If am wrong I am sure I will be given the opportunity to be corrected and shamed.


       
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      Henry Hawkins in reply to curious_tom. | June 27, 2012 at 5:52 pm

      I’m confident one of our legal beagles will answer your thought, but I believe I read… something… somewhere… where the SC can still isolate just the mandate as unconstitutional despite the absence of a severability clause (which they had in there, then took out for the later version that passed).


     
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    ALman | June 27, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Wouldn’t it be a rocker if we heard something similar to this:

    First, by a vote of 6-3 we find the Congress of the United States of America in contempt of the people of this country for passing legislation whose full extent was not entirely known until after said vote;

    Second, by a vote of 6-3 we find the President of the United States of America in contempt of the people of this country for signing into law what was not fully known to him;

    Third, by a vote of 6-3 we find both the Congress and President of the United States in contempt of this court for having wasted the court’s time with this matter;

    Therefore, the entire law is ruled invalid.


     
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    malclave | June 27, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    What will the Supremes do?

    I wanted to voto for “sing Stop! In the Name of Love“, but that wasn’t an option. 🙁


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