UPDATE June 25th, 2012: Obamacare ruling delayed until Thursday the 28th
After Obama’s decidedly awful last week, I can only hope that his luck continues to hold. The Supreme Court sits poised to deliver several key rulings. While the immigration ruling in U.S. v. Arizona, life sentences for juveniles in Miller v. Alabama and Jackson v. Hobbes, mortgage kickbacks in First American Financial v. Edwards, and the constitutionality of the Stolen Valor Act inU.S. v. Alvarez are all important, the 800 pound gorilla in the room is be the constitutionality of Obamacare. Obama’s single claim to accomplishment during his tenure as President is the Affordable Care Act.
Drudge had it right last night with a headline that suggested that the Supreme Court is poised to act as the “Death Panel” in this case. Sarah Palin famously used that phrase to describe groups of unelected bureaucrats that would decide what care a dying person could receive under the new government healthcare law. Obamacare is on life support. Will the Court decide yea or nay or a little of both? The American people wait to hear whether the government will have nearly unlimited control over their persons as well as the economy. President Obama waits to hear if his single, solitary “achievement” will stand or if it will be wiped away along with his reelection chances.