Tuesday, March 27, 2012
All Bets Are Off If Obamacare Is Ruled Constitutional - See Justice Roberts' Comment
As it did in the lower courts, the federal government on Tuesday has again struggled to articulate a workable principle that would limit the ability of Congress to require citizens to make other types of purchases in the future. That concern was raised over and over again by conservative justices during their questioning of the government's Mr. Verrilli. Chief Justice Roberts said that if the court approved of the mandate, it may be hard to set limitations on what Congress can do. “All bets are off,” he said.