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Justice Scalia hints that reading Obamacare health law would be cruel and unusual punishment

  • Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia could be a comedian.

    He invoked the 8th Amendment against cruel and unusual punishment today discussing Obamacare with Mr. Kneedler, the lawyer defending the health care law.

    JUSTICE SCALIA: Mr. Kneedler, what happened to the Eighth Amendment? You really want us to go through these 2,700 pages?


    JUSTICE SCALIA: And do you really expect the Court to do that? Or do you expect us to — to give this function to our law clerks?

    Is this not totally unrealistic? That we are going to go through this enormous bill item by item and decide each one?

    MR. KNEEDLER: Well –

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