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Mar 28, 2012

Obamacare & The Supremes: What Next?

What happens next, after today’s oral arguments conclude in the historic Obamacare case before the Supreme Court? As its normal practice, the Supreme Court will — probably sometime this afternoon or tomorrow — take a preliminary vote on where the Justices stand on the issue.  This lays out who’s on what side, at least to...

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No ObamacareWhat happens next, after today’s oral arguments conclude in the historic Obamacare case before the Supreme Court?

As its normal practice, the Supreme Court will — probably sometime this afternoon or tomorrow — take a preliminary vote on where the Justices stand on the issue.  This lays out who’s on what side, at least to start, and allows each side to begin circulating briefs and counter-briefs.

Chief Justice John Roberts names a lead Justice for the majority and dissenting positions; that individual writes the final opinions for each side.

The preliminary briefs can sometimes be written to target a specific Justice and the specific position that Justice takes on the issue.  Per Fox News contributer Judge Andrew Napolitano, the Court has experienced situations where a Justice switches sides due to this back-and-forth with preliminary briefs (the way the Court discusses the issues before them).

The Supreme Court finishes its work each year by the last Friday in June.  Because Justice Roberts has run what’s been called a “very efficient Court,” it’s anticipated that the final Obamacare decision will be released to the public sometime in mid to late June this year.

2 responses to “Obamacare & The Supremes: What Next?”

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Lou, am not sure what you mean by the Grover Norquist comment.  What does Norquist have to do with the Supreme Court's hearing on Obamacare?

    Same thing on your Social Security comment – what does that have to do with the Supreme Court and Obamacare?

    On Obamacare, I agree that our country needs health care reform.  But a solid majority of Americans disagree with the bill — the numbers of folks opposing this bill have not changed in two years — and Congress had to "deem it passed" in the middle of the night on a holiday because the Democrats feared they'd lose a normal vote on the bill.

    Americans understand a socialist approach to health care is not what America needs.  The original idea was to somehow provide only catastrophic coverage for major health problems.  The idea that the government should provide all of a person's every little health care need is a massive power grab by the Obama Administration and cannot stand as constitutional.

  2. Lou says:

    I guess that the voice behind all Republicans, Grover Norquist is happy with the idea that Wall Street & Insurance Co's will control Health care. End Preexisting conditions, can't afford insurance premiums, go home and die, need a prescription then pay 500% more in the US than in other countries. Yes who needs government intervention.. Time to end Social Security so the Billionaires and Oil Companies can get tax breaks. Remember what is good for Billionaires is good for the country.

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