- Jan 2010
[h=2]Supreme Court Could Hear Health Care During Election[/h]Bloomberg reports that the Department of Justice has announced that it will "forgo further review at the federal appeals court" that ruled the health care reform law unconstitutional, instead seeking an appeal before the Supreme Court.
"A Supreme Court ruling striking down parts of the law would transform the campaign, forcing the candidates to refashion their messages... A decision would probably come in late June, at the end of the court's nine-month term."
James Hohmann: "It is a contrast both sides will welcome. A decision by the Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of an individual mandate before the fall campaign would undercut a central conservative criticism of the landmark legislation and give Obama freedom to tout his law's benefits without the cloud of an impending legal challenge. If the court ruled the mandate unconstitutional, it would unravel Obama's signature domestic achievement and remind voters of the White House's overreach in the first two years."
Supreme Court Could Hear Health Care During Election
Interesting! And good. Better to just get the question resolved. Wonder how it's going to turn out.