SCOTUS Arguments: 'A Train Wreck' For Obama Administration?07:01
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This artist rendering shows Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. speaking in front of the Supreme Court Justice in Washington. (AP)
This artist rendering shows Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. speaking in front of the Supreme Court Justice in Washington. (AP)

"A train wreck," for the Obama administration is how CNN legal analyst Jeffery Toobin described Tuesday's oral arguments on health care at the Supreme Court.

Toobin said President Obama's solicitor general, Donald Verrilli Jr., seemed unprepared. At one point, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg interrupted Verrilli's answer to tough questions on the individual mandate from Justice Anthony Scalia, appearing to help him out.

George Washington Law School professor Jonathan Turley says this is only the latest in a long series of missteps by the Obama administration's lawyers.

Guest:

  • Jonathan Turley, professor of Public Interest Law at George Washington University

This segment aired on March 28, 2012.

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