Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Citizens United, SCOTUS and the Individual Mandate

I made it at TFT last night and Adam Serwer makes it at TAPPED today,

In Citizens' United, the court proved itself willing to go beyond the question originally posed to the court to entirely dismantle campaign finance reform. If anything, that ruling showed that the court is entirely prepared to make broad rulings on matters of partisan fixation. The conservative majority on the Supreme Court will do whatever they have the votes to do, whether it's overturning the law entirely, just eliminating the mandate, or merely offering an angry dissent. 

You can see it coming from a mile away. It's unfortunate but we need to be honest about the fact that this Court is hyper-partisan. Hudson's ruling is, legally speaking, garbage. But that won't stop the 4 Horsemen. When your only hope is Anthony Kennedy... well.

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