Wall Street Journal, March 18, 2010

Democrats point to extensive precedent for the "deeming" maneuver they might use to pass a healthcare overhaul, but Republicans and some legal scholars say the tactic has never been employed for such a major piece of legislation and may be unconstitutional, the Wall Street Journal reports. Both parties have used deeming many times dating back to at least 1933. However, Republicans contend that it would be unusual to use the maneuver for the healthcare bill because of its significance.

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