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March 27, 2012

Day 2 of historic SCOTUS health care legislation argument: Under the Commerce Clause, can the government make me eat Broccoli, too? Spinach? Discuss.

How far does my beloved Commerce Clause go, anyway? See, e.g., the Wall Street Journal today. The main issue of course is whether Congress can require Americans to obtain health insurance--or pay a penalty as part of their income taxes. But there's much more to it. I am in DC today working on something unrelated but involving government intrusion, biz rights, people rights. So, speaking of the Commerce Clause, can the government make me eat Spinach? Or Broccoli? Because they are good for me? You get the idea. It's a fair question.

Posted by JD Hull at March 27, 2012 11:59 PM


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