Kevin Sack at the New York Times has an intersting article on the shift of public debate regarding the Affordable Care Act. Whereas that debate begins with the Commerce Clause it may end with the Supreme Court determining the scope of the Necessary and Proper Clause.

The article also notes how the debate over Obamacare has traveled to legal blogs.

In other news, CockleBur contributor Mike Sacks was quoted and cited favorably by the New York Times earlier this week. Congrats Mike.

Professor Douglas Berman has an amusing post on a D.C. Circuit Court opinion where they approved a six-month prison sentence for a defendant who uttered the f-word at a judge shortly after sentencing. The prisoner was charged with contempt and originally sentenced to a year in prison for the display of vulgarity.