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-- -- right now today is the big day folks the most controversial part.
-- president Obama's health care law goes before the Supreme Court less than an hour from now.
Critics believe that the individual mandate that says that you must buy health insurance or be find.
Yesterday the fine.
Or shall we call it attacks which one is -- that was the big question dominated the hearings.
-- -- -- Congress is -- used the word tax.
What it says he -- penalty.
Moreover this is not -- the internal revenue code block for purposes of collection.
And so why is this a tax.
It's the justices yesterday Shannon Bream has been found all this every step of the way and she's live today on this momentous.
Part of this proceeding outsider's -- -- -- CNN what it wasn't challenger's best argument.
That the mandate is unconstitutional.
Well Martha first -- -- unless you know you may hear a little crowd noise here today -- about triple the number of protesters that we had out here yesterday it is a big day here at the court for the opponents who have brought this loss to the highest court.
There challenges today saying.
-- -- congressman -- on any powers that it has enumerated in the constitution beyond any Supreme Court precedent had a chance to sit down and talk with Paul -- he's the man arguing a case on behalf of the challengers in the former solicitor general who -- Argued dozens of cases before the Supreme Court here is what he told me about his strategy for convincing the justices.
How will you in this case.
Well I think we're gonna win this case by emphasizing to related principal one is that this is a completely unprecedented exercise of congressional power.
In related -- The government and they've been asked many many times just doesn't have a limiting principle for their argument.
All right he's -- -- get many more times then most had ever had the chance to be here at the Supreme Court today.
Another important argument probably the most important Paul -- -- that's something he acknowledges Martha.
Incredible experience he has in that arena so he seems.
That he has a very good argument of course he believes so why don't why don't supporters of this -- so confident that it will be upheld -- -- Well any points with the fact that a number of lower courts have actually upheld the mandate they see a lot of those folks are Republican appointed judges conservative jurists.
Who agree with and the constitution does allow congress to do what it did to step into the health care market which they say already exists it's already out there -- -- can -- participating in it what do you like it or not when you get sick.
They say that they have got the power to do this to regulate this under the commerce clause I here's one of the supporters of the law.
This really is a very easy case the constitution says that congress has the power to regulate commerce among the several states.
And there's just no question that a wall which regulates 16.
Of the national economy is commercial.
All right either side has to convince I that justice says.
Woolsey who gets that magic number today is the biggest argument so far Martha right fascinating -- and thank you so much out will be watching this every moment good to have you with us --
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