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45 minutes -- for the our our new poll this morning showing public support for the health care law.
Sinking now to an all time low take a look at this ABC news Washington Post poll.
Oppose the law largely because that individual mandate.
Republican senator Mike Lee out of Utah member of the Senate Judiciary Committee with me in studio good morning.
You 53 against what do you make of that.
Well make given the fact that the American people are resistant to the idea of the federal government trying to tell them where to go to the doctor and how to -- -- -- This is an intensely personal local decision not one that should be made from Washington DC -- you're in court during the hearings right yes -- and -- declared for.
Yes I was -- law clerk at the Supreme Court and before that on the third circuit so you're listening with a very keen -- in court last week and -- about about the moment but I want you to react to what this poll also found for -- BC.
Is -- Supreme Court ruling based on politics or law.
50% say politics only forty -- law but is that city you.
Well I'm not sure what it says I think Americans are divided generally on the issue when some perhaps believe that.
Up the political ideology -- individual justice might affect his or her vote.
At the end of the day I can tell you wouldn't competence.
With great confidence that each member of the court is going to vote according to what he or she believes.
The law requires and that's what's going to happen here.
Would you think they do.
I think based on their prior writings and based on what I saw an argument.
This case is likely to be decided five to four with five justices concluding that the individual mandate is unconstitutional.
I didn't expect the message to be as clear as it was and I usually in very reluctant to predict how the supreme court's going to rule especially in the case.
Likely to be it's I don't know -- what five to four vote.
But in this case there were some really strong signals especially coming from.
That that the swing vote justice in many cases justice Anthony Kennedy.
It indicating that he and his conservative colleagues have real concerns with the individual mandate and that they're likely to invalidate and so the individual mandate is not balance.
It good is page two in that story page two -- that story is does the court.
Then decide to invalidate the entire law with it or just take the individual mandate -- -- what's your sense of what.
Well here again I was surprised by the number of messages sent to the world argument.
Based on the questioning and the -- -- the cadence of the justices their facial expressions while asking the questions and -- listening to the answers.
At -- suggested to me that as with the individual mandate issue.
On that separate voting question they seem to be suggesting if the individual mandates unconstitutional the rest of the law has to -- was well.
Because otherwise they're essentially rewriting the bill and make activist Mike Lee thank you for your time senator we'll talk again nice to see you in person for change thank you our market.
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