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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?


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