I heard an interesting interview this morning with PA Attorney General Tom Corbett. He discussed something called a Severability Clause. Apparently severability clauses are typically included in legislation to allow one part of a bill to be thrown out in court without impacting the rest of the legislation. In other words without a severability clause a court would typically have to invalidate an entire statute not just part of it.
According to Corbett, no one has found a severability clause yet in the ObamaCare bill yet. I have a hard time believing that the Dems are so cocky that they refused to believe there isn’t a single part of the legislation that might face a successful court challenge.
Is it possible that the bill was so massive and so unread that the Dems didn’t realize there wasn’t a severability clause?