Individual Mandate Under Fire

HealthLeaders Media Staff, March 27, 2012

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments over the constitutionality of the individual mandate for two hours on Tuesday. The New York Times reports that on the second day of the landmark case, “a lawyer for the administration faced a barrage of skeptical questions from four of the court’s more conservative justices.”

On Twitter, the fate of the healthcare law appeared grim:

 @AAPSonline  (The Association of American Physicians & Surgeons) tweeted:  [CNN legal analyst Jeffrey] Toobin outside #SCOTUS just now on CNN: "This law is in grave grave trouble."

Further analysis
Politico reports that Justice Anthony Kennedy, thought to be the swing vote, "appeared skeptical Tuesday that President Obama’s healthcare mandate is constitutional."

The Wall Street Journal is liveblogging Tuesday’s events.

The New York Times is posting updates here and has analysis of Monday’s proceedings here.

The Supreme Court has posted audio files and a written transcript of Tuesday's proceedings. Monday's proceedings are archived as audio files and a written transcript here.


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