Skip to comments.Affordable Care Act SCOTUS Decision--Live Thread
Posted on 06/28/2012 4:56:21 AM PDT by John W
Today is the day. SCOTUSblog live at 8:45 AM.
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I would agree with that.
I dreamed a couple of days ago...that they DID uphold the WHOLE thing...Pray that dream does NOT come true!!
I will have to line up the live coverage on MSNBC and CNN. That way if it is shot down I can watch and enjoy.
Look and listen for the pale faces and heavily medicated voices.
If it is shot down I predict the left will once again cry racism.
Oh, and they will actually try to tie the recovery of the economy into Obamacare.
They will not be sucessful.
Insanity on parade.
Well, its always been on parade on the left. Its just that more people will suddenly wake up and see it for the first time.
Because prior to the announcement each of them can still change his mind, or at least amend the written opinion? That would be my guess.
No more individual mandate but the SJ will make it very easy for Democrats to barrel ahead with 0-Care. If 0 can screw Arizona he will find away to screw the rest of us
I’m dying to light up a victory stogie.
I don’t even want to consider defeat.
I read some court opinions that have to do with taxes. These opinions are tricky things. A no answer based on one set of reasoning could set up unwanted consequences for other laws or leave the door open for how to craft an acceptable law that accomplishes the same thing. In addition, a well reasoned yes answer could lay the ground work to keep similar laws from ever getting started.
Roberts is a constitutionalist, not a conservative..
The arizona ruling was 100% correct...
The ruling on corporate campaign contributions was 100% correct...
Roberts is a far cry from dissappointing, he will side with the constitution, regardless of what is “popular” or “trendy”...
I’ll be going into a meeting right at 10 ET
I agree, after the last two decisions, I don’t hold much hope for a complete removal of this mistake by design legislation. The result is the US loses with anything less than complete removal of it.
By writing the “law” as they did, they leave future administrations powerless to do much given the gridlock in the country...that is why there are so many pages in it.
At best I think the mandate could go but even so, his excellency will executive order anything he wishes unless there is some strong language in a dissent against doing so. They would be wise to include such language in the majority, kind of a preinjunction, if the mandate goes given how His Excellency handled the Az decision and his pension to rule by fiat. That will not happen though.
At the oral hearing stage, I felt the mandate goes something like 6 to 3 with Ginsburg surprisingly voting for it to go along with the usual 5. Given she is writing the dissent, not so sure about that now either. So, at best the mandate goes 5-4 and the rest stays but I am not holding my breath on that.
If the law stands, that will mean greater resolve for a hair on fire movement to get rid of all the dems in Nov. Also, it means those dems leaning to vote to contempt Holder will probably back off as they will see His Excellency as having aleg up in the coming election and they know how vindictive the egomaniac is.
To me the prolonged wait has just smacked from the beginning to be another Kardashian reality show, with the actors in robes, and the whole suspense drama titillating the media along with the Oprah-ized lumpen masses.
What's next, public betting parlors and oddsmakers for Supreme Court decisions? Oscar awards for the Justice who drops the most clues without revealing the secret in the envelope, please?
I'll bet many of the great Supreme Court jurists of the past are cringing in their graves over this theater of the absurd.
Keep an eye on both kagan and the “wise latina”... I have a feeling they are not quite the activists that fubo hoped for....
Hopefully that just means that our dreams tend to reflect our fears rather than our hopes.
This I am sure will turn out to be one of the greatest days in the this Republic’s history.
The ramifications, if it is not squashed are to enormous to even fully consider. The Government will have the power and the LAW to tell us what to do, without question. That’s based on the stupid “previous ruling” agreement.
Will the decision come down at 8:45 or 9:00?