What will they do? Cartoon by DonkeyHotey
Predictions of what the Supreme Court will do today are flying all over the intertubes. Not one to be left behind, I now offer my own:
1. Whether the Anti-Injunction Act bars a challenge to the individual mandate at this time.
SCOTUS Answer - Hell No!!! When we don't want to decide a case, we'll tell you. 8-1.
2. Is the Minimum Coverage (individual mandate) provision constitutional?
SCOTUS Answer: Do you think Justice Kennedy would let the government make you eat your broccoli? Hell No. 5-4. The usual suspects.
3. If the Minimum Coverage provision is unconstitutional, what else must go?
SCOTUS Answer: There's is a fire sale at the ACA. EVERYTHING MUST GO. Actually, I think all the regulatory reform goes. Only Medicaid expansion survives. 5-4. The usual suspects.
4. Does the Medicaid expansion constitute unconstitutional coercion of state governments?
SCOTUS Answer: Does Arizona have the right to protects its sovereign borders? My prediction - 7-2, Medicaid expansion survives. Justice Scalia delivers obscene gesture from the bench in dissent.
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