Mon Oct 1, 2012, 02:00 PM
alp227 (23,210 posts)
Health Care Case Is Seen as Helping Law but Hurting Court
In June, the Supreme Court pulled off a neat trick. By upholding President Obama’s health care law, it simultaneously bolstered public support for the law and hurt its own reputation.
That puts the health care case, a new study concluded, “in a public opinion class by itself among Supreme Court opinions.” The complicated reaction to the most important case of the last term may weigh on the justices, who started a new term on Monday.
Andrea Campbell, a political scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an author of the study, said the aftermath of the health care decision surprised her.
“It does seem unprecedented that the court would uphold a law and increase support for it,” she said, “and still experience a hit to its own approval and standing at the same time.”
Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/02/us/reaction-to-supreme-courts-health-decision-a-rarity-study-finds.html
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Mon Oct 1, 2012, 03:53 PM
Hestia (1,952 posts)
2. Exactly - not the HCA
I'm glad mushrooms are against the law, because I took them one time, and you know what happened to me? I laid in a field of green grass for four hours going, "My God! I love everything." Yeah, now if that isn't a hazard to our country...how are we gonna justify arms dealing when we realize that we're all one?" -- Bill Hicks