Obama: Striking down healthcare law would be 'unprecedented'

President Obama on Monday said he is “confident” the Supreme Court will uphold his healthcare reform law. 

Speaking at a Rose Garden press conference alongside Mexican President Felipe Calderón and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Obama weighed in on the matter for the first time since last week’s high court hearings that left many Democrats fearful that the five conservative judges would band together to strike down his signature domestic achievement.

“I’m confident the Supreme Court will uphold the law,” Obama said. “That’s not just my opinion, but also the opinion of legal experts across the entire political spectrum.”

The president said that for the court to strike down the individual mandate would be “unprecedented,” because the law was passed by “a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.” 

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