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Supreme Court may reveal healthcare verdict Thursday
Los Angeles Times ^ | 6-20-2012 | Timothy M. Phelps

Posted on 06/20/2012 4:16:11 PM PDT by bimboeruption

WASHINGTON -- Television cameras will surround the Supreme Court on Thursday morning, as they did Monday, anticipating something that may, again, not happen.

The momentous healthcare decision could be announced Thursday. Or not. All we really know is that it is extremely likely to be handed down by the following Thursday, June 28, when the court is expected to end its current term.

The court works in secrecy as it prepares its opinions, and outsiders might be surprised to learn that some of its work is done at the last minute. The justices would have voted almost immediately after three days of oral arguments last March on whether President Obama’s healthcare overhaul is constitutional. Although that vote would normally have determined the outcome of the case, there is a lot of back and forth before the majority opinion and the dissents, if any, are finished.

Last Friday was the deadline for justices to hand in dissents. Then whoever is writing the majority opinion – the betting is on Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. – has the option of responding to any criticism of the ruling in his own opinion.

The decisions are printed inside the ornate 1935 Corinthian-style building, and handed out to reporters as the justice who authored the opinion announces the decision from the bench shortly after 10 a.m. By tradition the senior justice goes last, so healthcare is likely to be the last decision announced on the day it comes down.

Only a few times in modern history have the results leaked ahead of time, once reputedly from a comment by a justice to a reporter, another time from a talkative printer.

The court is not meeting Friday, so if the healthcare decision does not come Thursday, the next opportunity would be Monday.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obamacare; supremecourt
The moment we've been waiting for...
1 posted on 06/20/2012 4:16:22 PM PDT by bimboeruption
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To: bimboeruption

Obummer’s bad week is turning into Obummer’s bad month.


2 posted on 06/20/2012 4:33:04 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: bimboeruption

Happy “ Anthony Kennedy is a coward” day.


3 posted on 06/20/2012 5:09:21 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: bimboeruption

So what’s the word on the street???


4 posted on 06/20/2012 5:22:56 PM PDT by Fawn (DEAR JESUS....PLEASE LET OBAMA LOSE......)
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To: Fawn

cautiously optimistic.


5 posted on 06/20/2012 5:27:12 PM PDT by tpanther (Science was, is and will forever be a small subset of God's creation.)
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To: bimboeruption

It may “legally” stand, but then the beast can also be starved...

A Senate win is imperative.


6 posted on 06/20/2012 5:30:35 PM PDT by mikrofon (Defend the Right & De-fund the Left.)
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To: mikrofon
It may “legally” stand, but then the beast can also be starved...

A Senate win is imperative.


If the SCOTUS lets it stand, a House and Senate overturn would render it null and void and there's nothing the SCOTUS could do about it.
7 posted on 06/20/2012 5:33:33 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: tpanther

I wouldn’t be shocked if it’s 5-4 to uphold. I do not trust Kennedy and will probably be more shocked if SCOTUS struck it down. These times we live in do not inspire confidence or optimism in regard to anything court/law related.
I will be praying because this country will take a drastic turn for the worse if this doesn’t go our way.


8 posted on 06/20/2012 5:58:18 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: bimboeruption

I say the S.C. ruling determines the next President.
Hope this continues to be a bad month for the communist!


9 posted on 06/20/2012 5:58:59 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: bimboeruption

Let me write some headlines for the Los Angeles Times for the next few days:

Supreme Court may reveal healthcare verdict Friday

Supreme Court may reveal healthcare verdict Monday

Supreme Court may reveal healthcare verdict Tuesday

and here’s some more they are good at. Just fill in the blanks.

___________ may lead to __________.

___________ can lead to __________.

They don’t print news anymore, just prognostication and opinion.


10 posted on 06/20/2012 6:24:49 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: Auntie Mame; a fool in paradise
Here's the expected headline!
11 posted on 06/20/2012 6:26:57 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: bimboeruption
Seems to me we a had a string going Monday of this week expecting the SCOTUS decisions due this month to be handed down within a few hours. Learned years ago not to believe half the BS handed down at FR as fact ... occasionally FR is ahead of the curve ... enough, for the most part, to keep me interested ... but, it's in a downward spiral in recent years.
12 posted on 06/20/2012 6:38:00 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Fawn

Tomorrow just happens to be Constitution Day. I don’t think that’s a coincidence.


13 posted on 06/20/2012 6:39:16 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is, it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker

“Live Free or Die.”


14 posted on 06/20/2012 6:48:46 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: FlipWilson

You just know the libs offered Kennedy the opportunity to write the opinion if he would join them. I think he has been more steadfast since O’Connor left. She was the devil standing on his shoulder and talking him into being liberal. But I still don’t trust him. He fears bad press more than bad decisions.


15 posted on 06/20/2012 6:52:56 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: bimboeruption

I hope they announce it tomorrow. I’ve been on pins and needles, and I don’t know if I can stand waiting until next Thursday. What’s the holdup with announcing it? I can’t stand the drama!


16 posted on 06/20/2012 7:02:06 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: murron
I’ve been on pins and needles

Me, too.

Fingers crossed that they will not only strike the mandate but they will uphold the severability clause, throwing the entire heap of poo out the window.

17 posted on 06/20/2012 7:30:06 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Revolting cat!

LOL!


18 posted on 06/20/2012 7:57:57 PM PDT by luv2ski
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To: bimboeruption

Justice Skeletor wouldn’t be yapping about how sharply divided the Court was if they had voted to uphold. Then she would be saying that they were “united”. Haven’t said that, it doesn’t much matter because the repubicrats are already planning obabacare lite if it does gets struck down.


19 posted on 06/20/2012 8:18:13 PM PDT by apastron (I miss the good old days - when bankers just jumped out of a window...)
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To: Lurker

“Tomorrow just happens to be Constitution Day. I don’t think that’s a coincidence.”

Constitution Day tomorrow?

Constitution Day is September 17th.


20 posted on 06/20/2012 9:22:18 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: apastron

If the vote is to uphold, Nina Totenberg will describe the decision as “closely decided.” If the vote is to overturn, Nina Totenberg will describe it as “bitterly divided.”


21 posted on 06/20/2012 10:48:20 PM PDT by tellw
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To: mikrofon

A Senate win won’t matter if conservatives refuse to vote for Romney, giving Obama another term.

Obama will never overturn his own socialized medicine law.

We need the Senate AND Romney, otherwise Obamacare is here to stay.


22 posted on 06/20/2012 11:20:07 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: aruanan

The House and Senate cannot overturn Obamacare without Romney’s signature on it, unless the majority is veto proof.

If Obama wins a 2nd term, it doesn’t matter what the House and Senate do.


23 posted on 06/20/2012 11:21:32 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: Lurker

Is that true? I agree then, not a coincidence. I am more interested in the Arizona case than the health care.


24 posted on 06/21/2012 5:55:44 AM PDT by Fawn (DEAR JESUS....PLEASE LET OBAMA LOSE......)
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To: Bshaw

You are correct. Officially Constitution Day is Sept. 17th. But the final state necessary to ratify was New Hampshire which did it on June 21, 1788.


25 posted on 06/21/2012 6:12:36 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is, it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker; Bshaw

My calendar says September 17th is “Citizenship Day.”


26 posted on 06/21/2012 10:45:04 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: bimboeruption

I suspect the delay is due to the losers on the decision (the Liberals) insisting upon daily re-writes of their dissents as they get more orders from Obama.


27 posted on 06/21/2012 12:14:45 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: Lurker

“You are correct.”

You are correct. It was on this date 224 years ago today. The state of New Hampshire ratified and was the needed 9th state to make the Constitution official.

Sorry to question your facts!


28 posted on 06/21/2012 10:17:30 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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