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Senate Proceeding on Jul 14th, 2010 :: 4:45:10 to 4:47:54
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Jeff Sessions

4:45:07 to 4:45:27( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: does this government, does congress have a right to tell the american people what they must purchase? mr. sessions: this is a fundamental question. the constitution gives the united states government the right to regulate interstate commerce, that is true.

Jeff Sessions

4:45:10 to 4:47:54( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions

4:45:28 to 4:45:48( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: and the supreme court at times has taken the most minimal effect on interstate commerce and says that the federal government can regulate it. i'm not aware of a situation in which an individual in wyoming or alabama is minding their own business, not participating in an interstate commerce health

Jeff Sessions

4:45:49 to 4:46:09( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: insurance policy in any way and the federal government wwalt -- waltzes and says you must participate in interstate commerce. you're not participating in it and you are required to participate in it and you believe as there is only one view that the constitution is a

Jeff Sessions

4:46:10 to 4:46:30( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: government of limited powers. it has only powers that are delegated to it and they're named, enumerated powers, then have we crossed a -- a divide here that we've not crossed before. and that's why these lawsuits are being filed. they very i guess the one in florida may

Jeff Sessions

4:46:31 to 4:46:52( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: be further along than mt of them. it's already out and ms. kagan at this very moment sits as the solicitor general of the united states in title if not fully acting and was, i think before this lawsuit was filed, fully acting. and it impacts the federal government.

Jeff Sessions

4:46:53 to 4:47:15( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: so the question we've asked that i think must be answered from her is exactly what kind of relationships and discussions she may have had concerning this legislation. and first, senator barrasso, not being a lawyer, that can be a

Jeff Sessions

4:47:16 to 4:47:36( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: benefit in this body, but i assume from the tone of your comments you're a little bit uneasy that a high official in the obama administration -- an administration that has committed its whole of its resources to the passing of this legislation is now about to dissend on the court or arise to

Jeff Sessions

4:47:37 to 4:47:54( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: the cower, perhaps, and would be asked to decide what could be a deciding issue of whether this health car is struck down. so without the niceties at this

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