Will more prominent, respected conservatives come out of the woodwork to defend Obamacare’s constitutionality? This is the fifth.
“The individual health mandate surely passes constitutional muster under settled judicial principles. The Constitution’s Commerce Clause grants Congress the authority “to regulate commerce … among the several States.” The Court’s precedents establish without question that Congress may regulate intrastate economic activities that Congress (not the Court) reasonably concludes have a substantial effect on interstate commerce. The existence of such congressional authority is especially clear when the challenged provision itself is part of a comprehensive legislative scheme that regulates interstate commerce.”
- Henry Paul Monaghan, A Conservative Law Professor on the Obvious Constitutionality of Obamacare
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