U.S. Supreme Court and the Constitution: the Disconnect
Or to paraphrase Tina Turner, “What’s the Constitution got to do with it?”
A Bloomberg survey asked twenty-one professors of constitutional law for their legal opinions regarding President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Nineteen of these professors said they believe the Affordable Care Act — aka “Obamacare” — IS constitutional.
However, out of those nineteen constitutional law professors, only eight of them think the U.S. Supreme Court will uphold the Affordable Care Act. In other words eleven constitutional law professors think the law is constitutional but the Supreme Court will overturn it anyway.
But [scratches head] uhh…isn’t that the PURPOSE of the U.S. Supreme Court??? To decide whether or not a law violates the Constitution? Or do they make their rulings according to their mood swings, or whether they remembered to take their meds or who offered the largest bribes?
The Supreme Court already has the lowest public approval ratings ever. (Still higher than Congress’ poll ratings, but not by much.) Maybe the above-mentioned Disconnect has something to do with this.