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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Health Care Deal Constitutionality Challenged

“The top prosecutors in seven states are probing the constitutionality of a political deal that cut a funding break for Nebraska in order to pass a federal health care reform bill, South Carolina’s attorney general said Tuesday. Attorney General Henry McMaster said he and his counterparts in Alabama, Colorado, Michigan, North Dakota, Texas and Washington state — all Republicans — are jointly taking a look at the deal they’ve dubbed the ‘Nebraska compromise.’” (AP, Wednesday)

A good start, but how about the mandated health care provision?

FEE Timely Classic:
Judicial Monopoly Over the Constitution: Jefferson’s View” by Clarence B. Carson