An unprecedented discussion of the health care law

, The National Law Journal


At a bench in Agora Park, a retired law professor and a retired judge hold court over the Affordable Care Act.

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  • Ben N.

    This soliloquy greatly over simplifies the issues present in the case. I don't see the commerce clause question so much as one that tests the phrase "Is this an unprecedented power grab by congress?" so much as it is a query into the constraints (if any) that would apply to Congress' commerce power if the mandate is left in place. Whatever our disagreements on the proper constitutional limits of the commerce power, we should all be able to agree that there must be limits of SOME kind. As in most line drawing exercises, there comes a time when we must ask: "If not here, where"? I, along with a large number of others, believe that time has arrived with this case.

  • Sidney Gendin

    If Max is a 70 year old retired judge with net assets of only $500 then you have left out his best alternatives. (1) Go into the business of robbing Stop & Go convenience stores or (2) kill himself.

  • Roger

    So many straw men, so little time . . .

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