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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Transcript and Audio- Supreme Court Hears Obamcare: Day Two Arguments

By Susan Duclos

Today's topic in the Supreme Court over Obamacare was the individual mandate and whether or not Congress exceeded it's bounds and if it is constitutional.

The Audio is HERE and the 131 page transcript, via The Hill is embedded below and underneath that is some linkage to analysis from people more versed in law than myself and some of the headlines from the MSM.

327 Scotus Transcript

According to CNN's legal correspondent Jeffrey Toobin, "This was a train wreck for the Obama administration. This law looks like it's going to be struck down.All of the predictions including mine that the justices would not have a problem with this law were wrong."

"The only conservative justice who looked like he might uphold the law was Chief Justice Roberts who asked hard questions of both sides, all four liberal justices tried as hard as they could to make the arguments in favor of the law, but they were -- they did not meet with their success with their colleagues."

Video below:

ScotusBlog gives an argument recap of Day Two.

Business Insider headlines with "People Are Saying That Obama's Healthcare Law Got Massacred At The Supreme Court Today."

Wall Street Journal headlines with "Conservative Justices Challenge Government Over Health Law."

New York Times headlines with "Hard Questions From Justices Over Insurance Mandate."

The Politico headlines with "Mandate could be in big trouble after Supreme Court arguments."

LA Times headlines with "Skeptical Kennedy signals trouble for Obama's healthcare law."