It turns out the American people are not quite as impressed as the liberal elites with the Supreme Court’s Obamacare decision. read more
Today’s Supreme Court decision is complex and will likely take weeks to fully digest in terms of what it means for the future of ObamaCare, but a few things are becoming clear. read more
AEI has traced the history of public opinion about the Supreme Court and found out, perhaps unsurprisingly, that for most of the past 75 years, Americans haven’t followed the court or its decisions closely. Hover over the picture to zoom … read more
The mandate in Obamacare stands as a tax and the law will largely move forward. However, the ruling does apply at least some outer limit on the Commerce Clause. read more
The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the health insurance mandate as an exercise of the taxing power took everyone by surprise. Two years ago, though, then-AEI research associate Ryan Lirette called for the Court to uphold the mandate under the … read more
We write here about some polls from earlier times when the court was in the news. Our take-away: for most of the past 75 years, Americans haven’t followed the court or its decisions closely. read more
• Bowman and Rugg: “Public opinion on the Supreme Court, 1937–2012” • Brill and Glassman: “Who should the ’20′ be?” • Rubin: “Is Egypt the new Algeria?” • Entine: “Fear trumps science” • Capretta: “Opposing view: Romneycare is the right … read more
Whatever the constitutionality of Obamacare’s individual mandate, today’s Supreme Court arguments immediately highlighted the policy problem with the landmark healthcare reform law. From the transcripts: ORAL ARGUMENT OF DONALD B. VERRILLI, JR.,ON BEHALF OF THE PETITIONERS GENERAL VERRILLI: Mr. Chief … read more
In Monday morning’s oral argument at the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, Jr. juggled several legal balls in the air simultaneously while keeping a straight face. And he probably provided the most workable path for the Court to conclude … read more
This morning at the Supreme Court’s legal tour of the Affordable Care Act (“If it’s Monday, it must be the Anti-Injunction Act”), the court-appointed amicus curiae Robert Long ran into multiple rounds of skepticism from almost all of the nine … read more
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