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Obama Says Court Overturning Health Law Would Be ‘Activism’

President Barack Obama, saying he’s confident the U.S. Supreme Court will uphold the 2010 health-care law, said the “burden is on those who would overturn” a law that requires Americans to have insurance.

“The Supreme Court is the final say on our Constitution and our laws, and all of us have to respect it,” Obama said at an Associated Press luncheon in Washington. “It’s precisely because of that extraordinary power that the court has traditionally exercised significant restraint and deference to our duly elected legislature, our Congress.”