Obama And High Court At Odds; Health Law Could Be At Stake
The Los Angeles Times explores the "deep divide" between President Barack Obama's administration and the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts. "The president and congressional Democrats have embarked on an ambitious drive to regulate corporations, banks, health insurers and the energy industry. But the high court, with Roberts increasingly in control, will have the final word on those regulatory laws. ... Already, the healthcare overhaul law, Obama's signal achievement, is under attack in the courts. Republican attorneys general from 20 states have sued, insisting the law and its mandate to buy health insurance exceed Congress' power and trample on states' rights." Although the case is considered likely to end up before the Supreme Court, it may be several years down the road (Savage, 7/6).