“The individual mandate in ObamaCare represents a dramatic and unprecedented expansion of federal power…the Commerce Clause grants the federal government no such authority.” ~ Randy Barnett, constitutional law professor at the Georgetown University Law Center
The first appeal of the Healthcare bill reached the Supreme Court on Wednesday, July 27th. It is the first appeal to make it to SCOTUS by normal means. They are requesting a review of a U.S. appeals court ruling last month that Congress has the power to require that Americans buy health insurance.
The Thomas More Law Center filed its lawsuit on March 23, 2010, the day that Obama signed the law. They appealed on the basis of Congress exceeding its power under the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution by requiring that Americans either obtain insurance or pay a fine by 2014. It urged the court to strike down that provision. Read here: First Appeal to the SCOTUS on Healthcare bill