(CNS NEWS) — Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan defended an element of Obamacare today by arguing that “It’s just a boatload of federal money for you to take and spend” and concluding “It doesn’t sound coercive to me.”

Kagan made her comments at today’s Supreme Court hearing while questioning attorney Paul D. Clement who was presenting an oral argument on behalf of 26 states seeking to have the federal health care law declared unconstitutional:

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