Skip to comments.Laurence Tribe: I think my former student, John Roberts, will vote to uphold ObamaCare [VIDEO]
Posted on 06/28/2012 12:52:50 PM PDT by Third Person
Via the Examiner, Ive been looking for tea leaves for you all day but this, unfortunately, is the best I can do. I dont even regard it as tea leaves: I think Tribe is just pre-spinning the outcome so that, if the mandate is struck down, he can call Roberts a disappointment who betrayed his education in a fit of ideological pique, etc etc etc. But were starving for insight and this is, in its own lame way, an insight into Robertss thinking. As is this:
Eastman, a critic of the health care law, said he wouldnt be surprised to see Roberts side with the Obama administration and uphold the law. Hes a creature of the Washington administrative state. Thats his background, the professor said, noting that Roberts has spent almost his entire professional life in Washington.
Scalias background is Beltway-heavy too yet his vote against ObamaCare seems a fait accompli.
More unconvincing tea leaves? Okay, how about the idea that Robertss vote in the Arizona case with Kennedy and the liberals presages a similar outcome on ObamaCare?
What the Arizona compromise will augur for the most closely watched case of the term is anyones guess. Yet the justices evident search for common ground in the immigration ruling and a few other cases this term could portend a healthcare decision that does not predictably cleave along political lines
Overall, the judgment was modest, the tone cautious. It underscored the federal role in regulating immigration and largely rejected the effort by Arizona and, by extension, several other states to institute sweeping measures to stop people from illegally crossing the border.
The justices regard for national authority on dilemmas that cut across state boundaries could end up echoing in the healthcare ruling.
Both problems transcend states borders and are too big for the states to solve on their own, Duke University law professor Neil Siegel said, stressing that he did not want to predict how the court would rule on Thursday.
Jeffrey Rosen is pushing this line too over at TNR but you could just as easily argue that Roberts and Kennedy threw the left a bone in the Arizona ruling because theyre ready to tear their hearts out with O-Care. A party-line conservative majority on immigration on top of a party-line conservative majority on ObamaCare would have handed liberals a double-barreled weapon in arguing that the Roberts Court is hopelessly politicized. Theyll still argue that if they lose on O-Care, of course, but their point will be weakened because of the Arizona case.
Exit tea leaf: Even at this late date, Obamas still warning his fundraising audiences about ObamaCare being struck down. How come?
Looks like the fix was in.
Isn’t Tribe a liberal?
It sure does look like the fix was in.
Roberts can burn in hell.
>> “Roberts can burn in hell.” <<
Oh, he will, but because he’s a catholic, he gets to burn in purgatory first.
Tribe, from Harvard, is the most famous liberal legal scholar in America.
Monday-Winners- Illegal aliens, foreign nationals. Losers- Americans.
Thursday-Winners - Lying war hero posers- Losers- Americans.
Winners - Commie, nanny state freeloaders. Losers -Americans.
Sh*t! It's been a bad week for Americans. Barry's court sure ripped us a new one this week.
“No need to go to hell— why travel there when hell is coming here instead”
Got that right.
The fix was in.