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Supreme Court to Consider Health Care Law

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Breaking news.

    Here's an earlier USA Today article:

  2. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

  3. suburbia

    suburbia Active Member

    For the longest time, I was convinced that the Supreme Court would throw out the health care bill for sure. But now that two conservative, Republican-appointed appellate judges have upheld it, I don't think it's such a certainty now.

    Thing is, it's a win-win for Republicans no matter how the Supreme Court rules. If it upholds the law, the GOP nominee can go to voters and say "The liberal activist judges on the Supreme Court defied the will of the American people, so you must elect us to end this monstrosity and appoint more conservative justices to the courts." If the Supremes throw out the bill, the GOP is vindicated and Obama loses his major domestic accomplishment, giving his base even less reason to take the time and jump through the hoops needed to vote next year.
  4. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    I assume Republicans will oppose the overturning of the legislation by the court. You know, activist judges and all that.
  5. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure you understand the definition of the term.
  6. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Rejecting an increase in the scope of government power =/= creating such an increase.
  7. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

  8. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

  9. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I spoke last week with a former clerk of Clarence Thomas who said that it is ludicrous to think that the ACA will be overturned. Take that for what it's worth. The guy is extremely conservative and extremely brilliant.

    Also, regardless of the outcome of this case, any Republican who claims that the Supreme Court is packed with liberal activist judges is asking to be a national laughingstock. There is a reason that they shy away from the Supreme Court and mostly take aim at the 9th Circuit.
  10. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    You forgot to add "It's a tax!"
  11. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

  12. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    The ex-Thomas clerk also said that, without my prompting.
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