One piece of writing getting a close look is a 2017 essay that Barrett penned for a Notre Dame Law School journal in which she argued that Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., who wrote the majority opinion when the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the health-care law in 2012, “pushed the Affordable Care Act beyond its plausible meaning to save the statute.”
Sen. Christopher A. Coons (D-Del.), who talked by phone with Barrett on Wednesday, said he asked her about a pair of Supreme Court decisions upholding the ACA, as well as the 2017 essay. Barrett, Coons said, repeatedly declined to speak to the specifics of a case, saying “she wouldn’t get into the details of how she might rule.”
“The ACA is not just on the docket of the Supreme Court,” Coons, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told reporters Wednesday. “It’s on the ballot this
The federal government is prepared to discuss more funding for provinces that saw their health-care systems severely impacted by the novel coronavirus, Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc said.
He told Global News’ Mercedes Stephenson on an episode of The West Block that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been clear he is “happy to” discuss the Canada Health Transfer.
“We share the premiers’ concerns, so we’re prepared to have that conversation,” he said.
But, LeBlanc said referencing several premiers’ recent appearance in Ottawa, provincial leaders should be focusing on their response to rising COVID-19 cases, a possible second wave and what he described as “huge lineups” at COVID-19 testing centres.
“We think that’s where the urgent focus should be of all governments.