President Obama today said that he was "confident" that his signature Health care law would be upheld by the Supreme Court but warned that should the court rule the law unconstitutional, it would be an "unprecedented extraordinary event."
"Ultimately I am confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress," Obama told reporters today while speaking with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon.
Obama reminded reporters that conservative commentators, have complained about "judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint," that "an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law."
"Well, this is a good example and I'm pretty confident that this court will recognize this, and not take that step." Obama insisted.
"I'm confident that this will be upheld because it should be upheld," Obama concluded. "That's not just my opinion, that's the opinion of a whole lot of constitutional law professors, academics and judges and lawyers who have examined this law, even if their not particularily sympathetic to this piece of legislation or my presidency."
To say that the bill passed "a strong majority" of a democratically elected Congress, might be a bit of an overstatement, the bill passed the House with a vote of 219-212; a majority of seven votes.