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June 27, 2012


Why the Health Care Law Might Be Upheld

Despite conventional wisdom that most or all of President Obama's health care law will be overturned by the Supreme Court tomorrow, Tom Goldstein of SCOTUSblog disagrees:

"I believe the mandate will not be invalidated tomorrow. Far less important, I expect the principal opinion will be written by the Chief Justice; a majority of the Court will find it has jurisdiction; and the challenge to the Medicaid expansion will be rejected."

"Most observers disagree. There are certainly good reasons to believe the Court will invalidate the mandate. Most important, at the oral argument, the questions of two critical Justices - Justice Kennedy and the Chief Justice - were on the whole critical of the mandate's constitutionality. But in the end, based on the entire mix of information I have, I think the mandate will not be struck down tomorrow."












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