Court Has Already Made Up Its Mind – OrAt Least Four Judges Have
It is entirely possible that some time this year the Supreme Court will rule on whether or the ACA or as it is known by a label happy press, Obamacare, is constitutional. This fight requires thousands of legal hours in conference calls, strategy sessions, document drafting meetings and so forth. All of this is to try to convince the court to decide the case one way or the other.
On Wednesday, White House officials summoned dozens of leaders of nonprofit organizations that strongly back the health law to help them coordinate plans for a prayer vigil, press conferences and other events outside the court when justices hear arguments for three days beginning March 26.
But wait, there’s more
At the White House meeting on Wednesday, a wide range of advocates representing consumers and people with diseases and disabilities — as well as doctors and nurses, labor unions and religious organizations — discussed plans to bolster the landmark law, which is being challenged by 26 states as unconstitutional.
Supporters of the law plan to hold events outside the court on each day of oral argument. The events include speeches by people with medical problems who have benefited or could benefit from the law. In addition, supporters will arrange for radio hosts to interview health care advocates at a “radio row,” at the
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and a lot more of that.
All this is inconsequential of course. There are four Justices on the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Roberts and Associate Justices Scalia, Alito and Thomas who hate the President. There is zero chance that they will vote to uphold the law, they have already made up their mind and no amount of legal logic, historical precedent or cogent argument will sway them for their self appointed task of ruling against President Obama regardless of the case or the merits thereof. This issue is political for them, and the idea that any of these four would vote for a political victory for Mr. Obama just because it was the correct thing to do from a legal perspective is, well, unfathomable.
This leaves the opposition with the need to convince only one other Justice that the law is not valid. And that is the only suspense in this case. Can the opponents get just one other Justice to agree that requiring health care coverage is the right of the government?
So no justice is not blind, it peaks out from behind its blindfold and casts a negative eye on policies and personalities it opposes based on personal preferences. Conservatives know this, which is why they are so aggressive in accusing Liberals of doing this. That's about the only way to hide what they are doing. So far, thanks to a compliant press that refuses to report what is going on here, that is working.