D.C. Court Ruling Deals New Blow to Affordable Care Act

ausador7/22/2014 10:35:55 am PDT

re: #7 Skip Intro

Yes, it will be overturned, and yes, it will eventually make its way to the Supreme Court.

I wouldn’t bet against the Scalia/Thomas wing on this.

Again, the fact that an act or law has one incorrectly worded sentence does not change its intent if that intent can be correctly construed via the reading of the complete act or law. The Supreme Court has dealt with many such cases over the last 200+ years and has always ruled that Congresses intent when passing the law should prevail over some mistake in wording within it.

I doubt that even the more conservative Justices will really want to stand that precedent on its ear, to do so could be dangerous. If you start letting the use of an incorrect word or some minor typo become the enforceable law of the land where does it end?

That would practically guarantee that many more “accidental mistakes” would suddenly start appearing within the acts and legislation passed by congress. Neither party would ever be able to trust the other enough to vote on any legislation until the “one true and certified legal copy” of a bill had been proofread by committees, inspected by linguistic and legal scholars, encased in glass to prevent tampering, and then safely locked up inside Fort Knox!