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Supreme Court upholds Obama's healthcare law

Publié par Clifford Armion le 29/06/2012

David G. Savage

WASHINGTON — Led by a chief justice who some conservatives immediately branded a turncoat, the Supreme Court upheld most of President Obama's healthcare law Thursday, resolving a high-stakes constitutional clash not seen in decades and handing Obama a victory that surprised many in Washington.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and the four liberal justices joined to uphold the Democrats' most ambitious social legislation in a generation.
The unpopular requirement that everyone buy health insurance or pay a penalty — likened by detractors to a rule that everyone purchase broccoli — was unconstitutional as a mandate, Roberts said, but valid as long as it was simply considered a tax.
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"Supreme Court upholds Obama's healthcare law", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2012. Consulté le 28/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/supreme-court-upholds-obama-s-healthcare-law