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  •  It is not an empty argument when it is (1+ / 0-)
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    cybersaur

    backed up by facts. Which I notice you fail to do. Can you convince me that this court has not shown a disregard for precedent and not handed down rulings based on naked political gain like in Citizen's United? It ceases to be hypothetical after it happens. And it already has happened.

    •  Not everything is pro- or anti-Obama (2+ / 0-)
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      surfbird007, Alumbrados

      Just because that appears to be the lens through which you view politics, doesn't mean you're getting a clear picture.  Even the RATS will require some threadbare legal justification for their political rulings.

      Can you suggest anything they've ruled on that would indicate they can rule that Medicare is unconstitutional?  To make such a claim, the burden of producing facts is on you, not me.

      When Free Speech is outlawed, only outlaws will have Free Speech.

      by Dallasdoc on Wed Jun 27, 2012 at 12:38:54 PM PDT

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      •  Ask Me Tomorrow... (1+ / 0-)
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        doinaheckuvanutjob
        Can you suggest anything they've ruled on that would indicate they can rule that Medicare is unconstitutional?
        .....if they overturn the mandate tomorrow based on a "principle" (inactivity vs activity) that was first seen in print in 2009 then FUCK YEAH I think that is STRONG indication that they'll manufacture ANY justification they need out of whole cloth.  (Just as they did in Dec 2000)

        They are at best only one vote away from an indication that NOTHING is off-limits if they think the stakes are right.  Let's just hope like hell there is still that one vote difference

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