Tags: Healthcare Reform | Bondi | Supreme | Court | Obamacare | health | care

Bondi: Supreme Court Hopefully Will Stop Obamacare ASAP

Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 05:43 AM

By Hiram Reisner

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said Wednesday the fact the Supreme Court could judge the constitutionality of Obamacare, bypassing lower court appeals, is a win for “taxpayers, consumers, and our businesses.”
“I’ll tell you who is winning — the taxpayers, consumers, and our businesses right now, because we filed a petition today asking the Supreme Court to take our case,” Bondi told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren. “And we know that the Obama administration — they’re not going back before the 11th Circuit, so we are very hopeful that we will make it to the United States Supreme Court this term.”

Bondi said the 11th Circuit’s ruling that the individual mandate was unconstitutional is hopefully a forbearer of what the Supreme Court will decide.

“That is the crux — the main part of our argument,” Bondi said. “The two other arguments, of course, were the Medicaid coercion, which we’ve always said, there’s been — there’s very little case law on the Medicaid coercion — they did it with much hesitation and without much serious thought, because we’ve always said that’s got to be the issue argued before the Supreme Court.

“And we also did not prevail on the severability clause — however even the federal government's conceded that without that mandate the entire Obamacare falls,” she said. “So we prevailed on the major issue, of course, which is that the federal government cannot force us to purchase a product simply by be being alive — and that it’s unconstitutional.”

Van Susteren asked Bondi what she thought the likelihood was that the high court would rule on the case by the end of the next term, June 2012.

“By the end of the year, we will know whether the Supreme Court will agree to take this issue,” Bondi said. “On that note: This is a case of truly overriding national importance, which is one of the things they consider. We have a split among circuits throughout the country, which is another thing they consider in taking a case.

“So we have very compelling reasons for them to take the case, as well as this is a law enacted by Congress that our courts have ruled to be unconstitutional,” she said. “Having said that, Greta, we hope that they will take it this term.”

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

UC Davis Ebola Case? Adult Patient With Virus' Symptoms Admitted

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 20:25 PM

A patient with Ebola-like symptoms was admitted to UC Davis Medical Center in California on Thursday in "good" condition . . .

Mummified Mongolian Monk Found Sitting in Lotus Position

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 19:54 PM

A mummified Mongolian Buddhist monk, which may be as many as 200 years old, has been discovered sitting in a lotus medit . . .

Ohio State Patrol Marijuana Bust: 235 Pounds Worth $1.2M Recovered

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 19:34 PM

Ohio State Patrol officers recovered 235 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value of $1.2 million during a traffic st . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved