I almost pity the Solicitor General. Almost.
But liberal Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Justice Elena Kagan seemed skeptical of Clement’s argument that the government could have mandated individuals to buy insurance not in advance, but “at the point of consumption”, at the hospital for example. Is this just a “matter of timing?” Kagan asked.
The transcript is fascinating. The Solicitor General must be using a whole box of Tucks™ Medicated Pads after today.