On Verge of SCOTUS Obamacare Ruling … Justice Ginsburg Suggests ‘sharp disagreement’

 

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is predicting “sharp disagreements.” That’s what happens when Justices use political ideology rather than the US Constitution to make a decision.

Within the next couple of weeks the Supreme Court will finally make a decision on the Constitutionality of the individual mandate and Obamacare. The SCOTUS will also make decisions on Arizona’s immigration law, television broadcast indecency enforcement, and a federal law making it a crime to lie about earning high military honors.  Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said on Friday at a conference hosted by the American Constitution Society at the Capital Hilton, “As one may expect, many of the most controversial cases remain pending. So it is likely that the sharp disagreement rate will go up next week and the week after.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is predicting “sharp disagreement” as the Supreme Court prepares by month’s end to release some of its most-talked-about rulings, including the constitutionality of the health care law championed by President Obama.

Speaking to a legal conference Friday night in Washington, the oldest member of the high court offered tantalizing hints about where the court may be heading in coming days.

“The term has been more than usually taxing, some have called it the term of the century,” she said in remarks at the American Constitution Society’s annual review of the court. The ACS is a left-leaning legal advocacy and scholarship group.

From Forbes comes the story that based on Intrade, there is a 69.9% chance that the Supreme Court will strike down the individual mandate in the national healthcare reform act. Correction, Intrade has it up to 73.5%.

As reported at The Hill, the fate of the healthcare law, Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement, has enormous political and policy stakes for his administration and reelection campaign. President Barack Obama and Democrats put economic issues, jobs and unemployment on hold in order to make Obamacare the top priority when Obama first took office. Without any votes from Republicans and against the will of the American people, Obama and Democrats forced Obamacare down the collective throats of America.

Presently according to the most recent Rasmussen poll, 53% of Americans want Obamacare repealed, while only 39% oppose the repeal. Whatever the outcome, this is a lose-lose for Obama and Democrats. If the SCOTOS strikes down the “individual mandate” and then all of Obamacare, Obama will look like a complete abject failure as his signature piece of legislation was deemed Unconstitutional. If the SCOTUS opts on the side of Obamacare … a hue & cry will go throughout the land and individuals from all walks of life excluding only socialist liberals will voice their harsh displeasure against Obama and Democrats at the ballot box in 2012.



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