Ken Paxton

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Attorney General Abbott Attends Day Two of Federal Health Care Reform Supreme Court Oral Arguments

WASHINGTON, DC Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott attended the second day of oral argument on the federal health care challenge before the U.S. Supreme Court, which focused on the individual mandate and whether Congress exceeded the limited powers granted to it by the U.S. Constitution by requiring every American to purchase health care insurance or face a penalty. Attorney General Abbott had this to say about today’s oral argument:

Bottom line is it looks like a very strong day for the Texas case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. The crowds outside the court seemed to echo that there were robust, large, vocal crowds outside the U.S. Supreme Court mostly chanting in favor of striking down Obamacare.

It was a very powerful day before the U.S. Supreme Court with robust questions coming from the bench. The justices seemed to largely agree with the position the State has taken all along, and that is that Obamacare changes the fundamental relationship between the government and individuals, and also Obamacare is forcing people to do something that is contrary to the prior rulings of the court.