http://video.msnbc.msn.com/now-with-...9228/#46869228U.S. Supreme Court justices voiced skepticism about President Barack Obama’s health-care law, hinting they might strike down his biggest domestic achievement just months before the election.
On the second of three days in the historic case, justices’ questions over the law’s requirement that Americans buy insurance or pay a penalty indicated they might split 5-to-4, with five Republican appointees banding together to topple the law.
Justice Anthony Kennedy said the requirement to obtain coverage is telling individuals they “must act.” Kennedy, who most often occupies the court’s ideological middle ground, said, “That changes the relationship of the government to the individual in a fundamental way.”
Justice Samuel Alito called the penalties a “huge subsidy” from young, healthy people who don’t want insurance to those who need a lot of health care.
http://www.businessinsider.com/peopl...t-today-2012-3NBC’s Pete Williams, who has been listening in as the Supreme Court hears arguments about President Obama’s health care reform law, says he thinks it’s “very doubtful” the high court is going to find the law constitutional.
According to CNN's legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, the arguments were "a train wreck for the Obama administration."
"This law looks like it's going to be struck down. I'm telling you, all of the predictions including mine that the justices would not have a problem with this law were wrong," Toobin just said on CNN.
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