Today is the day that argument is being heard on the Affordable Care Act by the Supreme Court. That is, in and of itself amazing, considering that we’re in the middle of a pandemic and millions could be deprived of health insurance if the court votes to eliminate it. The topic of the individual mandate came up during oral argument and Brett Kavanaugh wants to sever that portion of the the Act and leave the rest of the ACA intact, apparently. Legal experts are watching this with their jaws dropped.
!!!! Brett Kavanaugh says it’s a “straightforward case” under court’s precedent that you’d normally just cut out the mandate and leave the rest of the bill be.
— Paul McLeod (@pdmcleod) November 10, 2020
Kavanaugh: I tend to agree with you on this is a very straightforward case for severability under our precedents meaning that we would excise the mandate and leave the rest of the act in place…
— Samantha Liss (@samanthann) November 10, 2020
Kavanaugh giving pro-ACA side a big reason to exhale here: "I tend to agree with you that this is a very straightforward case for severability under our precedents meaning that we would excise the mandate and leave the rest of the act in place."
— Mike Sacks (@MikeSacksEsq) November 10, 2020
Kavanaugh acknowledges that this is a straightforward case with respect to severability — that there's a presumption of severability.
I've seen enough. The ACA is safe.
— Miranda Yaver (@mirandayaver) November 10, 2020
This is encouraging to see because the alternative was unconscionable. It’s amazing sometimes where rays of light can appear in the darkness and America is in a terrible storm right now.
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