Your lips, God’s ear professor.
Think you can get it right this time John?
Don’t agree because of the recent appointees to the D.C. Cir. While the panel, moments ago, ruled against ODimwit, the full bench will rule for him. I also don’t see SCOTUS even taking this one.
Democrat nominees now have a majority on the DC Circuit thanks to Reid eliminating the filibuster. The full court may overturn the panel’s ruling.
The political elite want obamacare. I would bet money it survives.
Should that be “supposed” law professor? Anybody seen those darn errant college records layin’ around anywhere? What? The were stored on lois lerner’s hard drive? Dang the luck. :>}
The Supreme Court will probably take the case especially if a different Court of Appeals rules to the contrary. However, we go into the Supreme Court with four justices presold (out) and questionable characters in Chief Justice Roberts and Kennedy whom we need or the case is lost. I have far more confidence in Kennedy than I do in Roberts.
God only knows what kind of considerations will go through Robert's mind, that is, whether to redeem himself by declaring the payments unlawful or to vindicate himself by declaring them unlawful.
There is a possibility that the Supreme Court will not take up the case which will be more likely if there is no contrary decision in any other federal court and that would imply that the en banc decision which I anticipate in the DC Court of Appeals would stand in the payments would be held to be illegal. My best guess is that another Court of Appeals will agree with this decision and declare the payments illegal. If not, the high court may regard the decision below as one of statutory interpretation and not of constitutional import and therefore decline the case.
To me, this shows how prescient and necessary the government shutdown was over a year ago and why this fight will still have to be fought and won.
Hopefully the Obamacare tornado will be over soon. Still, cleaning up the mess will take years.
Even if Obamacare is struck down, it will still have much support among the American people who believe it will “stick it” to doctors and hospitals.
I would like to know if Obama's Law Professor would bet on Obama finishing his term..................
Kill 0bamaCare before it kills you!