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Mon Apr 2, 2012, 11:22 AM

Over 100 Law Professors Agree on Affordable Care Actís Constitutionality

We, the undersigned, write to explain why the ďminimum coverage provisionĒ of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which requires most Americans who can afford it to have health insurance or pay a tax, rests on sound, long-established constitutional footing. The current challenges to the constitutionality of this legislation seek to jettison nearly two centuries of settled constitutional law.

The rest: http://www.fcan.org/Health_care/law_professors_ACA.pdf

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Reply Over 100 Law Professors Agree on Affordable Care Actís Constitutionality (Original post)
FarLeftFist Apr 2012 OP
1StrongBlackMan Apr 2012 #1
thelordofhell Apr 2012 #5
Drale Apr 2012 #2
Angleae Apr 2012 #12
leftyohiolib Apr 2012 #3
TheKentuckian Apr 2012 #4
Johnson20 Apr 2012 #7
hifiguy Apr 2012 #6
1StrongBlackMan Apr 2012 #8
hifiguy Apr 2012 #9
1StrongBlackMan Apr 2012 #10
Kablooie Apr 2012 #11

Response to FarLeftFist (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 11:24 AM

1. Unfortunately, though, ...

Only the 9's opinion counts.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 12:56 PM

5. It only takes 5 of them..........

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Response to FarLeftFist (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 11:25 AM

2. Unfortunately some Justices

don't care about the constitution anymore.

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Response to Drale (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 12:00 AM

12. Neither do some lawyers.

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Response to FarLeftFist (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 11:33 AM

3. doesnt matter the kings of scotus say f.u. and your constitution i want my check

of course slappy never says anything just sleeps with his eyes open. a.scholera does all the talking for him.

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Response to FarLeftFist (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 11:45 AM

4. I was interested until the end of the 1st sentence when the misinformation starts.

No tax was passed, it is a penalty. The two are not the same under the law and as such these folks are spinning.

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Response to TheKentuckian (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 01:06 PM

7. I agree! Move on folks, nothing to look at here.n/t

 

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Response to FarLeftFist (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 01:02 PM

6. Good to see my old Con Law prof

(Larry Tribe) on that list.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 01:29 PM

8. WOW ...

You studied under Tribe? I've heard him speak a couple of times and wondered what it would be like in his classroom.

Anyone that has gone to law school should know that when Tribe publically comes down on a side of an issue - any issue dealing with the law - people ... including judges ... take notice.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 02:31 PM

9. I did indeed.

I took three constitutional law classes while at Harvard. Steve Shiffrin, a visiting First Amendment specialist now at Cornell was my "regular" con-law prof, I took advanced con-law from Tribe and a seminar with Richard Fallon, who now holds Tribe's former chair at the law school, during third year. Rich also served as supervisor for my third year paper, which was on constitutional law topics.

Larry Tribe is an very, very nice person and a seriously gifted teacher - very unpretentious, he usually taught in a sweater/shirt over jeans and sneakers. He said he only wears suits when he goes to court or for TV appearances. Brilliant man and extremely good at facilitating classroom discussions; he was never condescending or arrogant in the least. Once he took me and three other students from the class out to lunch at his favorite restaurant in Cambridge, recommended some of the most expensive dishes on the menu and picked up the tab. At lunch he told us that he went to law school after he realized he'd never be the best mathematician in the world while he was in grad school at Harvard. He also related some stories about how he believed his office phone was being tapped at the time Robert Bork was nominated for the SCOTUS; Tribe testified extensively against his confirmation before Congress. He thought it was "amusing" but his daughter was horrified as she sometimes called her dad at his office.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 03:07 PM

10. Interesting ...

It is comforting that you would describe Tribe in that manner, as I have long admired him.

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Response to FarLeftFist (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 05:28 PM

11. A hundred means nothing. Nine is the only number with any significance.

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