Today’s the day, most likely, the Supreme Court will announce the results of the legal challenges to what has come to be called ObamaCare.
In a twist of fate, conservatives are praying for an activist court to go against precedent, and strike the plan down. They hope that will improve their chances of getting into the driver’s seat of federal government again in November, because a fiscal ditch is looming and they find the temptation too strong to resist.
Most legal scholars think the mandate is constitutional, but few are confident it will be upheld. ”The U.S. Supreme Court should uphold a law requiring most Americans to have health insurance if the justices follow legal precedent, according to 19 of 21 constitutional law professors who ventured an opinion on the most-anticipated ruling in years. Only eight of them predicted the court would do so…Five of the 21 professors who responded, including Whitman, said the court is likely to strike down the coverage requirement. Underscoring the high stakes and complexity of the debate, eight described the outcome as a toss-up..” Bob Drummond in Bloomberg.
Klein’s post is titled “Everything you need to know about health care and SCOTUS in one post.” He covers the waterfront — you should read it.
Interesting day. I’ll be traveling.
- Activist Supreme Court makes separate rules for corporations and unions (of course) (dailykos.com)
- High Court Produces a Politics Of, By and For Corporations (commondreams.org)
- Supporters slow to grasp health law’s legal risks (mysanantonio.com)
- Fate of Obama’s health law in Supreme Court will be felt around state (sacbee.com)
- Supreme Court health law ruling will only begin more debate – Kansas City Star (kansascity.com)
- Supreme Court: U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Undefeated This Term (huffingtonpost.com)
- High Court Produces a Politics Of, By and For Corporations | Common Dreams (2012indyinfo.com)
- Law Scholars Say Obamacare Is Constitutional; Expect Rejection By Supreme Court (theobamacrat.com)
- Opinion: Defeat of healthcare law would erode voters’ trust in Supreme Court (thehill.com)
- Stephen Henderson What to expect from the Supreme Court’s health care ruling – Detroit Free Press (freep.com)