Hatch op-ed being used to defend Obamacare in Supreme Court case image

Washington Times, January 29, 2015
Tom Howell Jr.


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[...] In cases like these, it is fairly common for interested parties to “use whatever they can to flavor their arguments in the briefs,” said I. Glenn Cohen, a health law expert at Harvard Law School.

But that doesn’t mean the justices will tune in.

“All the justices will focus on the text itself, and while a few may look at legislative history, I would be quite surprised if media comments are used as anything but a rhetorical device in the opinions,” Mr. Cohen said. [...]

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