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Kennedy Gets Tough on Obamacare

The writing may be on the wall for Obamacare. After a second day of tense Supreme Court hearings, SCOTUS scholar and CNN legal expert Jeffrey Toobin called the proceedings a “train wreck” for the administration and predicted the law will be struck down. Justice Anthony Kennedy, a crucial swing vote, sparred with lawyers defending the reform’s individual mandate, saying the government has a “heavy burden of justification” to prove that it can require citizens to purchase a service. He also said it would change the government's role in a “very fundamental way."

March 27, 2012 12:45 PM