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Americans Overwhelmingly Believe SCOTUS’ Health Care Decision Will Be Driven By Politics

By Ian Millhiser on March 15, 2012 at 9:30 am

"Americans Overwhelmingly Believe SCOTUS’ Health Care Decision Will Be Driven By Politics"

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80 percent of independents, 74 percent of Republicans and 67 percent of Democrats believe that the Supreme Court will base its health care decision at least in part on politics, rather than solely considering the legal merits of the case. If the justices do rely entirely on the legal merits, they will overwhelming vote to uphold the Affordable Care Act. As conservative Judge Laurence Silberman wrote in a decision upholding the law, the case against the ACA has no basis “in either the text of the Constitution or Supreme Court precedent.”

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