(Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Wednesday ended more than six hours of oral arguments over three days about whether President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law would survive constitutional scrutiny, setting up to deliver a ruling on its fate by late June.
Over the past three days, the nine-member court delved into whether Congress exceeded its authority by requiring most Americans to obtain health insurance by 2014 or face a penalty, along with whether the entire wide-ranging law must be struck down if they found that critical provision to be invalid.
The Koch Brothers wing of the court, Scalia, Thomas, Roberts and Alito have likely already made up their minds. No doubt they want a Republican to become president and striking down the health care act will help to undermine Obama’s reelection chances, so naturally they’re going to vote against the law regardless of the legal merits of it.
(Reporting by Jeremy Pelofsky; Editing by Howard Goller and Will Dunham)
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Posted in Uncategorized, tagged citizenship, Constitution, corporations, legal, rights on Jam3000000amWed, 28 Mar 2012 07:52:29 +000012 10, 2010 |
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Publicly traded limited liability corporations are creations of state charters, which are creations of the law. They are chartered as “artificial persons.” So a corporation is neither born or naturalized as citizens of the United States in any traditional sense of the word. The 14th Amendment of the Constitution reads as follows:
“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
Consequently, the very idea that corporations as artificial persons have constitutional rights is a lie since they are neither born nor naturalized; they are created exactly as any piece of legislation has been.
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