Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Is the Health Care Law Unconstitutional? Probably Not

Talk radio and the conservative blogosphere went nuts last week claiming that the new health care law is unconstitutional.

In Oklahoma City, various Republican legislators also pushed the idea and Tulsa's U.S. Congressman,  John Sullivan, stated flatly that the law is not constitutional. Rep. Mary Fallin, who is running for governor, also chimed in on the unconstitutional side of the ledger.

Not so fast, buckaroos. 

This was always a dubious legal claim, one the Right seem to be silently dropping. In fact, few lawyers are lining up on the unconstitutionality side of this argument, so much so that one major university couldn't find a single lawyer to debate that side of the issue. 

The full story here.


Tulsan said...

Of course local right-wing cranks are all over this, too.

Tulsan said...

These curs prefer to be at your throat, but I think they are due for a real beatdown in the coming years. After whimpering and whining, they'll be back with a "new" brand of conservatism. Feel free to mark my word.