Necessary and Proper

Today’s a first.  Recorded the song on the road.  The ipoet is completely mobile.  So I can now literally be rap blogging in a high speed car chase or burning building. (Assuming there is an non-password protected wireless network nearby.  No, that’s illegal, and I would not do that unless I really, really needed to post some important rap news.)

It’s been a busy week at work, including some late nights.  I’m operating on blong fumes.  (Which is legal in all 50 States by the way.)  But, a second federal judge ruled that the individual mandate provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) (healthcare reform) exceeded Congress’ power under the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution.  See Florida v. United States Department of Health and Human Services, 2011 WL 285683 (N.D. Fla. Jan. 31, 2011.)

So I figured it was time for a Con Law lecture.  (That’s lawyer slang for Constitutional Law.)  I thought it might also be instructive to briefly describe the panic of first year law school classes as a 1L.  After listening to the song you will actually be only 46 credit hours shy of your law degree from an accredited law school but fully licensed to practice in South Carolina!  I kid, I kid!  I’m licensed and practicing there and none of us received our bar admissions through a rap news website.  I can promise.  University of Phoenix maybe, but not rap news.  That’s ridiculous.

So, while steering shy of any sort of real opinion on the matter, I’ve tried to briefly outline our Commerce Clause jurisprudence and the particular basis of the Florida decision.  As always, both subjects have more nuance than I’d ever care to deliver, or you’d ever care to hear, in a rap song.  Wait, why do I do this site again?

Themes include law professors, Socratic Method bullying, anxiety attacks, a handful of obscure legal decisions, and then a second and a half on Congress’ ability to regulate healthcare reform.

New producer today.  Killed it.

Performed by ipoet.  Music produced by Juicebox Jackson.

The Way We Should Die

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