Watching Supreme Court rulings
All-Star panel weighs in
- Duration 5:12
- Date Jun 21, 2012
All-Star panel weighs in
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In the coming days and if you although the Supreme Court.
Will rule on the president's health care law which are driving up health care cost -- making it harder for small businesses to hire new workers.
And unless the court throws out the entire law by the how small -- To repeal or whatever is left of obamacare.
But let's hope and pray.
That the court will.
Love the constitution more than -- -- -- and that we will have a decision that is based on the merits and the constitution of the United States.
By the house speaker in the House Minority Leader talking about the health -- -- we did not get that today.
We could get it Monday or Tuesday or Wednesday or Thursday of next week -- the Supreme Court comes back with rulings we're back with panel Susan we did get a ruling.
That was a hit for as CIA used the unions.
That essentially said if they're going to raise fees for political ads than he -- let there.
Their members know and it was a bit of a loss in enough for for unions overall.
Is a -- for that I mean it's certainly hit for the unions and it can't feel good after those failed effort to recall Scott Walker and Wisconsin but it really didn't go fundamentally.
To the right to organize a collective bargaining or anything like that I think probably most people would say it's one thing that.
Pay union dues when you're not a member because you benefit from that and contracts and negotiate but.
Paying an additional amount for you know political.
Purposes is a different story let's talk health -- do you think comes out.
Early next weekend.
I'm trying to walk -- I didn't really yeah and if the Supreme Court would let us all the keeping secrets department.
They don't leak they really don't they don't Steve.
Yeah I mean I have no idea when to expect this we've we've sort of you know every day that we think it might be coming everybody pays close attention to what's happening -- the court.
-- but I think can you know it will obviously have huge political implications no matter what the court.
Decides whether decides to strike the entire law whether decides to invalidate the individual mandate whether it decides to uphold.
And what's been interesting is is there had been some grumbling in Republican circles that.
Senate Republicans hadn't done enough to sort of prepare for the eventuality of some kind of decision.
And it sounds like maybe in what would be akin to a cram session for an exam.
They've -- done that planning and that they have that they have this plan John -- out this memo today.
I'm so walking through how -- he expects his members to act what they will do how to sequence this so it sounds like -- have both side I know certainly.
On the left they've been doing that for quite awhile you've got outside groups outside liberal groups that have been planning for literally months trying to come up with their arguments in case the laws -- that.
And from most court watchers will tell you that they expect.
Striking down the mandate -- there's so many different complexities to how they could rule.
And how would play out -- and obvious will be talking about a once we get the full ruling but.
What's your sense well I mean I'm impressed by how well with the secret is being kept used to when it's going to be released.
I would propose that we Entrust the cyber war against Iran the drone war.
And future operations of the -- to the Supreme Court because at least -- leak all over the front pages of the papers.
My other suggested would be.
That we watch how the Democrats.
React I think they've got -- a stark choice here assuming it goes against them.
They have a choice of running hard against the Supreme Court and making -- a campaign issue.
And saying we are up against congressional obstructionists republic of public and obstructionists.
And the same kind of obstructionism in the court.
And we have to change -- I think that is more likely to be.
A very aggressive attack on the court we saw Obama.
-- to the court down in the stated that the union address we saw Obama.
Almost threaten the court when it was deliberating on Obama care about how unprecedented.
It would be if it acted against the health care law so I think they are capable of and would take the risk I think of attack in the court.
And making it a way to rally the base and to say you got to elect me.
Or you'll have a court like this obstructionist.
Which will stop progressive legislation for the rest of your lives when you hear Susan people say the politics of this could play positively for President Obama if.
It struck down do you buy that yeah I think I think that Charles is right that they would go after the court but I think.
The the smartest thing they did with this bill -- to front load some of the really popular stuff.
Keeping your kids on until they're 26 years old having no preexisting conditions for children and I think it's 2014.
They couldn't -- you know saying that that they wouldn't give you insurance for having preexisting conditions for adults.
People who want to give that up but it's hard to pay for that and you know the argument is that you needed the mandatory.
To get that and if they start losing that then they can blame the Republicans although a lot of health care plans -- talked about keeping 126 saying anyway and we have pools of gone down -- we have many.
Probably panels ahead.
About health care and the reaction to -- thank you very much that.