Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The House Health-Care Vote and the Constitution

Megyn Kelley's great interview with Judge Michaell McConnell of Stanford Law School:

McConnell's earlier, WSJ commentary piece is here: "The House Health-Care Vote and the Constitution." The bottom line:
According to Article I, Section 7, in order for a "Bill" to "become a Law," it "shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate" and be "presented to the President of the United States" for signature or veto. Unless a bill actually has "passed" both Houses, it cannot be presented to the president and cannot become a law.
Also, we could see a legal challenge. See Mark Tapscott, "Landmark Legal Foundation Readies Constitutional Suit if Obamacare Passes With Slaughter Solution."

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer: 'We're Going to Have a Clean Up or Down Vote': Steny Hoyer, Eric Cantor Spar Over Health Care Vote Count, Parliamentary Tactics" (via Memeorandum).


smitty1e said...

Linked you. Also, a link to a pathetic Alan Colmes post.
Keep the faith, brother.