JUSTICE SCALIA: You really want us to go through these 2,700 pages?Yes, Nino. We expect you to do your job. Sorry; but you will have health care no matter how you rule.
JUSTICE SCALIA: And do you really expect the Court to do that? Or do you expect us to give this function to our law clerks?
JUSTICE SCALIA: Is this not totally unrealistic? That we’re going to go through this enormous bill item by item and decide each one?
Edited to add: As a great conservative used to hold, the first three steps task in interpreting a statute (necessary to determine if it conflicts with the Constitution) is to "read the statute, Read the Statute, READ THE STATUTE." No more, apparently. How far we've come!