Open thread: Mandate-mas III, the Finale; Update: Stolen Valor Act struck down; Update: CNN says mandate struck down; Update: AP reports that mandate upheld; Update: Confirmed upheld, 5-4; Update: Kennedy wanted to strike entire law

posted at 8:41 am on June 28, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Why not get this party started early?  The decision won’t get announced until 10 am ET, about the same time that the House will come to order this morning to consider whether to hold the Attorney General in contempt over his refusal to abide by a subpoena from the Oversight Committee.  Take your pick of historic events, in other words, and try to predict which will be more memorable in the end.  John Podhoretz had a thought about that last night on Twitter:

So what’s the skinny on the decision?  Last night, Intrade had 72.8% betting that the individual mandate was a goner:

With the Supreme Court set to make its ruling on Obamacare on Thursday, the prediction market on Intrade has placed its bet, reporting there is a high probability that the individual mandate will be struck down.

As of Wednesday night, “the world’s leading prediction market” reports there is a 72.8 percent chance the individual mandate will be ruled unconstitutional — a ruling that would deliver a devastating blow to the Obama administration.

If I was a betting man, I’d probably go the same way.  I think there’s still a decent chance that the court might uphold it, but a slightly better chance that the whole thing will get tossed, more out of convenience than anything else, but the mandate will still be the key.

Of course, if that happens, be prepared for a full-court meltdown among the Left, where the argument has already arisen that the Roberts Court is the Most Activististist Court Evah, with Jeffrey Toobin and (Politico’s) Roger Simon leading the way.  Gabriel Malor demolished this argument on Twitter yesterday, and he compiled his rebuttal into a blog post this morning:

Here’s the data on the first five years of the Roberts Court (gleaned from this NYTimes infographic):

(1) The Warren, Burger, and Rehnquist Courts overturned precedent decisions at an average rate of 2.7, 2.8 and 2.4 per term, respectively. By contrast, the Roberts Court overturned precedent only at an average rate of 1.6 per term.(2) The Warren, Burger, and Rehnquist Courts overturned laws at an average rate of 7.9, 12.5, and 6.2 laws per term. By contrast, the Roberts Court struck down laws only 3 laws per term.

Just three laws per term! Far, far from being “eager” to overturn legislatures, as hack Toobin dribbled, and obviously, indisputably playing no unusual role in “second-guessing laws,” as Fallows alarmingly squeaked, the Roberts Court has been a model of restraint. Restraint is, naturally, one of Chief Justice Roberts’ well-known characteristics and it was remarked upon during his confirmation hearings. One could even creditably call the Roberts Court the most restrained, incrementalist Court of the modern era. (I assure you, these numbers have not changed appreciably in the past two years.)

Again, that assumes that the Roberts Court overturns ObamaCare, in whole or in part.  Will the Right melt down if they don’t?  Er …

Beginning at 8:45 am ET, a few minutes earlier than usual, SCOTUSBlog will start its live blogging at this link, which is where most of us will find out what happened.  I’ll be updating this post as we go along, so check back here frequently.

Update: Don’t forget that there are two other cases on the docket that will get decided today, one of which is the Stolen Valor case.  Can Congress make it a crime to lie about military service, or does the First Amendment cover that as protected speech?  We will soon find out.

Update II: Yes, the circus has arrived.  Jeff Quinton posted this picture of Belly Dancers for Single Payer on his Twitter feed:

Because nothing says, “Take me seriously on health care” like belly dancing.

Update: Not going to number updates here.  Stolen Valor act struck down as unconstitutional 6-3, with Kennedy writing for majority.  Congress may be able to rewrite it, though, according to SCOTUSblog’s interpretation of decision.  Here’s the opinion.

Update: Next case, First American, was dismissed.

Update: CNN reports mandate struck down …  developing …

Update: AP reports mandate upheld as a tax, but clearly there is a lot of confusion on this point.

Update: SCOTUSblog reports that Roberts says mandate is constitutional.

Update: Yup, the court upheld the mandate as a tax, not as part of a Commerce Clause jurisdiction.  They narrowed the Medicaid expansion, but it looks like the bill will survive mainly intact.  CNN may be the biggest loser today.

Update: On Twitter, astonishment from conservatives that Kennedy voted to kill the mandate and Roberts voted to uphold it.  I tweeted this in response:

It helps to laugh a little, people.

Update: Kennedy wanted to strike the entire act, according to SCOTUSBlog: “In our view, the entire Act before us is invalid in its entirety.”


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“This is the issue of this election ruling: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American Revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.” – Ronald Reagan

Flora Duh on June 28, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Today is the day to pull the plug on this tumor called ObamaCare and start resuscitating the financial sanity of the United States of America. This just isn’t about repealing ObamaCare, it is about eliminating the federal government’s encroachment on our Constitutional rights and watching humpbot play on loop all day.

stackedeck on June 28, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Somewhat fitting music:

Law Upheld
Mandate (or law) Overturned
(Alternate uphold)

nobar on June 28, 2012 at 8:43 AM

However it turns out, it’s going to be ugly.

Liam on June 28, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Kyrie Elison…

OmahaConservative on June 28, 2012 at 8:44 AM

So nervous. *biting nails*

gophergirl on June 28, 2012 at 8:44 AM

Flora Duh on June 28, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Thread winner, out of the starting gate.

Liam on June 28, 2012 at 8:45 AM

“Down goes Obama! Down goes Obama.” – Howard Cosell

NoDonkey on June 28, 2012 at 8:45 AM

*grabs seat*

Axe on June 28, 2012 at 8:45 AM

Sour Dingy Roil!

Bishop on June 28, 2012 at 8:45 AM

Lord, please let the Supreme Court find its wisdom and sanity in throwing out this government over-reach in its entirety.

In the words of Roberto Duran—NO MAS!

Rovin on June 28, 2012 at 8:45 AM

With passions so high and matters so big, do we need to be concerned about things like riots and violence?

WashingtonsWake on June 28, 2012 at 8:46 AM

At least its nice out this morning.

rob verdi on June 28, 2012 at 8:46 AM

We don`t need no gub’mint health care,
We don`t need no meds control,
No death panels for our grandmas.

Barry, leave health care alone.
Hey, Barry! Leave health care alone!
All in all it`s just an other trick off your wall.

We don´t need no gub’mint health care,
We don`t need no meds control,
No death panels for our grandmas.

Barry, leave health care alone.
Hey Barry! Leave health alone!
All in all you`re just another trick off your wall,
All in all you´re just another trick off your wall.

PolarCoug on June 28, 2012 at 8:46 AM

There’s going to be much wailing and gnashing of teeth from the Left today.

Gonna be sweet!

HotAirian on June 28, 2012 at 8:47 AM

My prediction: They say that the AIA prevents them from issuing a ruling until 2014.

Creston on June 28, 2012 at 8:47 AM

Axe
Here’s the popcorn ……..

angrymike on June 28, 2012 at 8:47 AM

Amen, OC.

I said a special prayer for our country this morning.

Let’s end this socialist plan before it starts.

kingsjester on June 28, 2012 at 8:47 AM

A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day.

Sauron is going down.

Bishop on June 28, 2012 at 8:47 AM

G-d save the United States of America, its sacred Constitution and honorable citizens.

Courage and resolve, no matter the outcome.

Rixon on June 28, 2012 at 8:47 AM

I was quite young when Reagan was in office, but reading and watching his speeches many years later has been known to move me to tears.

Where is the Reagan for today?

mrsknightley on June 28, 2012 at 8:47 AM

No negativity this morning. Please. This is the future of our country we’re talking about.

kingsjester on June 28, 2012 at 8:48 AM

With passions so high and matters so big, do we need to be concerned about things like riots and violence?

WashingtonsWake on June 28, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Not from the Right, as Patrick Kennedy smugly predicted yesterday.

Liam on June 28, 2012 at 8:48 AM

http://scotusblog.wpengine.com/

canopfor on June 28, 2012 at 8:48 AM

@Bishop and Rixon – y’all aren’t helping with the tears thing.

mrsknightley on June 28, 2012 at 8:48 AM

My gut feeling translated into numbers.

SCOTUS on HC
Mandate only struck down 66%
Entire law is struck down 45%
Entire law is upheld 30%

House on Holder

He is found to be in contempt 70%

Nathan_OH on June 28, 2012 at 8:48 AM

PolarCoug
Nice………..;)

angrymike on June 28, 2012 at 8:48 AM

Wait, the liberals definition of “activist” is overturning a law? Wow are these people stupid.

eyedoc on June 28, 2012 at 8:49 AM

Mooch is in Memphis today. Oh, joy and rapture.

kingsjester on June 28, 2012 at 8:49 AM

Medicaid gets upheld, everything else goes. That and $2.50 gets you a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

rbj on June 28, 2012 at 8:49 AM

“This is the issue of this election ruling: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American Revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.” – Ronald Reagan
Flora Duh on June 28, 2012 at 8:42 AM

…that’s my girl! Started my out right Duh!
…gosh…my stomach is in knots this morning.

KOOLAID2 on June 28, 2012 at 8:50 AM

Nullification

Dante on June 28, 2012 at 8:50 AM

With passions so high and matters so big, do we need to be concerned about things like riots and violence?

WashingtonsWake on June 28, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Some of us do and….*ahem*…some of us don’t.

I love the smell of Hoppe’s #9 in the morning.

Bishop on June 28, 2012 at 8:50 AM

Pain.

Fish on June 28, 2012 at 8:50 AM

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canopfor on June 28, 2012 at 8:50 AM

Prolly won’t be getting much work done in the next few hours.

mapper on June 28, 2012 at 8:50 AM

Mooch is in Memphis today. Oh, joy and rapture.

kingsjester on June 28, 2012 at 8:49 AM

…what’s she eating?

KOOLAID2 on June 28, 2012 at 8:50 AM

Does anyone have a good recipe for squash casserole?

docflash on June 28, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Worth repeating since it is the media’s narrative (Just ask Chris Matthews and Al Sharpton):

Let’s not forget that when Nancy Pelois paraded over to the House with the Congressional Black Caucus, carrying her outsize gavel in hand, rather than entering through the underground passage, she was visually tying Obamacare to race. The meme was set in case anyone objected to this legislative atrocity.

Good article by Jeffrey Lord about the “progressive’s” habit of demonizing opposition by using the twin cards of race and wealth.
http://spectator.org/archives/2012/06/28/barack-bilbo

onlineanalyst on June 28, 2012 at 8:37 AM

onlineanalyst on June 28, 2012 at 8:51 AM

With passions so high and matters so big, do we need to be concerned about things like riots and violence?

WashingtonsWake on June 28, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Conservatives don’t riot, which is why we usually get screwed in these contentious cases. Even if 5 on the Court side with us, they know we’ll take this loss of liberty with barely a moment of protest — we’ll…write stuff…really, really mad stuff…and then we’ll go back to work. The other side, though, scares the hell out of them. Terrorism works.

Rational Thought on June 28, 2012 at 8:51 AM

It’s Unconstitutional. It’s toast. And Holder’s contemptible.

kingsjester on June 28, 2012 at 8:51 AM

The right isn’t going to riot no matter what happens. That’s reserved for those who still think it’s 1968.

eyedoc on June 28, 2012 at 8:51 AM

So does Ed have keys to the Humpbot?

Electrongod on June 28, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Again, that assumes that the Roberts Court overturns ObamaCare, in whole or in part. Will the Right melt down if they don’t? Er …

Damn right we’ll melt down. Then we’ll gather ourselves and vote as many of these bums out(including the one at the top) as possible in November. The 2010 midterm results were driven primarily by backlash toward Obamacare, so the same could very well happen in 2012 if the mandate is upheld.

Speaking of which, I have a horrible feeling the court will p-ssy out and let it stand. I hope to God I’m wrong, but these people are human after all and are susceptible to intimidation and pressure as much as anyone else.

Doughboy on June 28, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Speaking of Clubber Lang and his prediction…

- The final read of 1Q real GDP growth was unchanged at 1.9%, but inflation indicators grew.
- Initial jobless claims dropped “6K” to 386K, but the inevitable upward revision of hte prior week’s number was 5K.

Steve Eggleston on June 28, 2012 at 8:51 AM

I predicted 200,000!

They are at,

10:38

Amy Howe:
Thanks for joining us today. We almost cracked 100K on the Live Blog. And we didn’t crash!

canopfor on June 28, 2012 at 8:52 AM

It’s Unconstitutional. It’s toast. And Holder’s contemptible.

kingsjester on June 28, 2012 at 8:51 AM

THIS.

Electrongod on June 28, 2012 at 8:52 AM

I was quite young when Reagan was in office, but reading and watching his speeches many years later has been known to move me to tears.

Where is the Reagan for today?

mrsknightley on June 28, 2012 at 8:47 AM

There are plenty of Reagans. After all, he granted amnesty, grew government, increased spending, traded arms to a Iran, embraced an interventionist foreign policy…

We don’t need any more of that.

Dante on June 28, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Here’s the popcorn ……..

angrymike on June 28, 2012 at 8:47 AM

*munch*

However it turns out, it’s going to be ugly.

Liam on June 28, 2012 at 8:43 AM

*sip*

There’s ugly their guys lying in the field, and there’s ugly our guys in the field. There’s ugly and there’s ugly. Ugly is OK. It’s ugly I’m worried about.

*munch*

Axe on June 28, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Dear Constitution,

I hope you win. Good luck!

Love always,

Dana

DanaLynn on June 28, 2012 at 8:52 AM

…what’s she eating?

KOOLAID2 on June 28, 2012 at 8:50 AM

She’s probably going to go to the Rendevous and have 2 or 3 platters of ribs.

kingsjester on June 28, 2012 at 8:52 AM

is there something going on today and stuff?

Slade73 on June 28, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Time of Launch:T_MINUS 7 Minutes!

Tom:
So health care Thursday at 10am. The live blog will start at 9am at the latest.

canopfor on June 28, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Hell, on Twitter some Lefties are beginning to melt down already.

WannabeAnglican on June 28, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Facts. Schmacts……i cant hear you
-toobin and simon

cmsinaz on June 28, 2012 at 8:53 AM

My Prediction:

If any part of Obamacare goes down, progressive nutcases will claim the consequences will be that X number of people will die because of the decision.

Substitute for X just about any made-up statistic: billions, millions, 5,000 per hour, 25 per minute, you name it.

True statistic: About 150 million cows without health insurance die each year.

The Rogue Tomato on June 28, 2012 at 8:53 AM

Lets get the popcorn. This is going to be a hell of a day no matter what happens.

If it gets struck down ill be heading to DU and DailyKos to get one hell of a laugh as they meltdown in epic proportions.

Blu3Yeti on June 28, 2012 at 8:53 AM

American Liberty and Freedom of the Individual……..meet your Death Panel.

Thank you Progressives.

PappyD61 on June 28, 2012 at 8:53 AM

Mooch is in Memphis today. Oh, joy and rapture.

kingsjester on June 28, 2012 at 8:49 AM

…what’s she eating?

KOOLAID2 on June 28, 2012 at 8:50 AM

Memphis. All of it.

Bishop on June 28, 2012 at 8:53 AM

There are plenty of Reagans. After all, he granted amnesty, grew government, increased spending, traded arms to a Iran, embraced an interventionist foreign policy…

We don’t need any more of that.

Dante on June 28, 2012 at 8:52 AM | Delete | Delete and Ban

We don’t need that today. Dr. Paul lost. Get over it and fight for our country.

kingsjester on June 28, 2012 at 8:53 AM

Bishop
Most here love hoppe’s #9

angrymike on June 28, 2012 at 8:54 AM

D-DAY!!

Democrat Doom Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on June 28, 2012 at 8:54 AM

Memphis. All of it.

Bishop on June 28, 2012 at 8:53 AM | Delete | Delete and Ban

That’s why I’m glad that I live and work in DeSoto County, MS.

kingsjester on June 28, 2012 at 8:54 AM

How many times in 2009/10 did we think this abomination had a fork in it?

Praying for 9 pitch forks today!

hillsoftx on June 28, 2012 at 8:54 AM

Off to training – hope to join the celebration when I get back.

gophergirl on June 28, 2012 at 8:54 AM

The right isn’t going to riot no matter what happens. That’s reserved for those who still think it’s 1968.

eyedoc on June 28, 2012 at 8:51 AM

The right will never riot. If it ever gets to point where we’re out in the streets wreaking havoc, it’s because we’re revolting. Hopefully it never comes to that since we seem to be doing better lately winning at the ballot box.

Doughboy on June 28, 2012 at 8:55 AM

I predict at least 2500 comments in this thread or post! ;-)

itzWicks on June 28, 2012 at 8:55 AM

Eyeroll time:

During an interview Capitol Hill Friday, CNSNews.com asked Rep. Conyers, “…What part of the Constitution do you think gives Congress the authority to mandate individuals to purchase health insurance?”

Conyers said: “Under several clauses, the good and welfare clause and a couple others. … I’m chairman of the Judiciary committee, as you know.”

Ah, the famous Good and Welfare clause. We have such great leadership in the Democrat Party.

RushBaby on June 28, 2012 at 8:55 AM

onlineanalyst on June 28, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Are you serious?

Rovin on June 28, 2012 at 8:55 AM

Other tab’s got the SCOTUSblog liveblog going

Sekhmet on June 28, 2012 at 8:56 AM

Ed you do have humpbot on standby correct?

cmsinaz on June 28, 2012 at 8:56 AM

One of those “I remember the day” days.

jake-the-goose on June 28, 2012 at 8:56 AM

Like I wrote yesterday, when this thing goes down, I would love to have a camera and mic on Pelosi.

kingsjester on June 28, 2012 at 8:56 AM

Kyrie Elison…

OmahaConservative on June 28, 2012 at 8:44 AM

I second that.

Philly on June 28, 2012 at 8:56 AM

This just goes to show you how divisive this thing was

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on June 28, 2012 at 8:56 AM

mrsknightley on June 28, 2012 at 8:47 AM

It was Ronald Reagan that began my evolution from politically disinterested and cynical to ultimately a conservative.

We need Ronald Reagans at every level of government, in the courts and most importantly in the schools.

As for my earlier prayers, I have never prayed so much for this country as I have in the past 3 1/2 years. I am just steeling myself for any possible outcome. Logic does not apply when it comes to the SCOTUS.

Optimistic, but nervous as all hell. Here we go…

Rixon on June 28, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Rather proclaim it, Westmoreland, through my host,
That he which hath no stomach to this fight,
Let him depart; his passport shall be made,
And crowns for convoy put into his purse;
We would not die in that man’s company
That fears his fellowship to die with us.
This day is call’d the feast of Crispian.
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam’d,
And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say ‘To-morrow is Saint Crispian.’
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
And say ‘These wounds I had on Crispian’s day.’
Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he’ll remember, with advantages,
What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words-
Harry the King, Bedford and Exeter,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester-
Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb’red.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.

Axe on June 28, 2012 at 8:57 AM

May have to watch tingles

cmsinaz on June 28, 2012 at 8:57 AM

To play the pessimist here for a second, if the court leaves this garbage in place do you really feel confident that congress would try and do anything about it? I don’t.

bbinfl on June 28, 2012 at 8:57 AM

I’m chairman of the StupidJudici ary committee, as you know.”

Ah, the famous Good and Welfare clause. We have such great leadership in the Democrat Party.

RushBaby on June 28, 2012 at 8:55 AM

fixed

hillsoftx on June 28, 2012 at 8:57 AM

My only prediction: Justice Thomas will have authored an opinion rejecting the whole of welfare-state jurisprudence back to Helvering and Steward. Whether it’s a concurrence in judgement or dissent remains to be seen.

allanbourdius on June 28, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Again, that assumes that the Roberts Court overturns ObamaCare, in whole or in part. Will the Right melt down if they don’t? Er …

Yep.

TXMomof3 on June 28, 2012 at 8:58 AM

8:57

Comment From John
So what are the odds that O care is struck down completely?

TG: Low, I think. Hard to get to five for that result, which the Court of Appeals rejected.

PappyD61 on June 28, 2012 at 8:58 AM

Where is the Reagan for today?

mrsknightley on June 28, 2012 at 8:47 AM

All around you. We’re not as great as the Big Man but we’re here.

Bishop on June 28, 2012 at 8:58 AM

Ed you do have humpbot on standby correct?

cmsinaz on June 28, 2012 at 8:56 AM

I think AP keeps Humpbot sort of … in his closet.

It isn’t a power to be shared.

Axe on June 28, 2012 at 8:59 AM

If O-care wins: “Obama’s signature legislation stands!”

If O-care goes down, in whole or in part: “Obama had nothing to do with it!”

Thanks for reading.
Love,
The (impartial) MSM

PS–Composite Julia has several birthdays this year, so be sure to send your gifts for her to Obama instead!

Liam on June 28, 2012 at 8:59 AM

My prediction: They say that the AIA prevents them from issuing a ruling until 2014.

Creston on June 28, 2012 at 8:47 AM

Yes
But will the dissent include a recommended decision?

tomg51 on June 28, 2012 at 8:59 AM

Seriously, I expect the forces of freedom and liberty to run the table today. Holder is held in contempt of Congress, and Obamacare is tossed out in its entirety.

I also expect a high turnout at the polls in November 2012.

And finally, I expect to see President-Elect Romney to surprise us all by actually bringing in real problem solvers in many areas of concern to the rest of us.

Just playing on that last prediction, y’all! ;-)

itzWicks on June 28, 2012 at 8:59 AM

Of course, if that happens, be prepared for a full-court meltdown among the Left, where the argument has already arisen that the Roberts Court is the Most Activististist Court Evah, with Jeffrey Toobin and (Politico’s) Roger Simon leading the way. Gabriel Malor demolished this argument on Twitter yesterday, and he compiled his rebuttal into a blog post this morning:

Here’s the question I don’t see answered wrt the rates of any of the courts — Warren, Burger, Rehnquist, or Roberts — what were the overturning rates of laws by Dem legislatures/Congress* and Republican legislatures/Congress*. That would be an interesting metric.

* – I added Congress to the criteria but for most of those periods the Congresses were predominately Dem held.

Dusty on June 28, 2012 at 8:59 AM

May this be Black Thursday for the Obama administration.

Note to msnbc: that was not a racist statement. Really.

paul1149 on June 28, 2012 at 8:59 AM

I love the smell of Hoppe’s #9 in the morning.

Bishop on June 28, 2012 at 8:50 AM

So do I

Mini-14 on June 28, 2012 at 8:59 AM

One of those “I remember the day” days.

jake-the-goose on June 28, 2012 at 8:56 AM

If it isn’t struck down the Emperor will appear with Pelosi and Reid and all others and applause will reign out throughout the land……..as Liberty dies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNAHjsAnTd4

PappyD61 on June 28, 2012 at 9:00 AM

There are belly dancers outside the SCOTUS building ???

Sekhmet on June 28, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Memphis. All of it.

Bishop on June 28, 2012 at 8:53 AM

Bishop:Probably rounding up canines!!

canopfor on June 28, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Recorded on Chief Justice Roberts’ phone:
“Nice Supreme Court you got here. Be a shame if anything happened to it…”

Archivarix on June 28, 2012 at 9:00 AM

If the Obamamedia doesn’t cover Holder being held in contempt of Congress, how will they cover the black caucus staging its walk out? I might just have to tune into the alphabet networks tonight to see them twisting themselves in pretzels trying to report on the walk out, without telling why they walked out. Ha!

“The Congressional black caucus walked out of the capitol building today in protest of…some stuff that was going on…that was…racist and stuff.”

Rational Thought on June 28, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Lol axe

Maybe allah will crawl out of bed for this one

cmsinaz on June 28, 2012 at 9:01 AM

Amen, OC.

I said a special prayer for our country this morning.

Let’s end this socialist plan before it starts.

kingsjester on June 28, 2012 at 8:47 AM

!!!!!10000+
and Flora duh way to start the thread.

MontanaMmmm on June 28, 2012 at 9:01 AM

You guys had super zoom in your coffee this morning can not keep up…

txmomof6 on June 28, 2012 at 9:01 AM

To play the pessimist here for a second, if the court leaves this garbage in place do you really feel confident that congress would try and do anything about it? I don’t.

bbinfl on June 28, 2012 at 8:57 AM

They don’t have to. States can invoke nullification.

Dante on June 28, 2012 at 9:01 AM

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