Thursday, March 22, 2012

Analysis: Why U.S. high court may uphold healthcare law

This article shows us just how important the November elections are. If Republicans do not win the Presidency and the Senate, there is a significant possibility that Obamacare will proceed, and destroy the best health care system in the world. We cannot trust a Supreme Court that cares more about its image than what is right Constitutionally. They cannot say that the Congress acted responsibly since no one read the bill and extensive bribery was used to get it passed. Do your job Justices and strike down this unconstitutional Obamanation.

(Reuters) - Conventional political wisdom holds that the U.S. Supreme Court, scheduled to hear a challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law beginning on Monday, is likely to strike it down on partisan lines. The court's Republican appointees enjoy a 5-4 majority.

But a review of lower court rulings by conservative judges, subtle signals from individual justices, and interviews with professors and judges across the ideological spectrum suggest that presumption is wrong - and that the court will uphold the law.

Roberts "seems sensitive to how he and the court are perceived," said Lawrence Baum, an Ohio State University political science professor who has studied judicial behavior.

Baum said Roberts and his fellow conservatives were likely aware of lingering criticism from the 2000 Bush v. Gore decision, ending the recounts in the Florida presidential election dispute, and in the 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, lifting restrictions on corporate and labor money in elections.

"Given the decisions in which the court favored what are perceived as Republican interests," he said, "I think that at least some of the conservative justices welcome opportunities to appear to be above partisanship."

Read full Reuters article here.

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