Continuing the Speculation Fest of Fear, Loathing, Anticipation, and Boredom that started last week as we wait for verdicts on Obamacare and Immigration.
UPDATE: And it's over! No Health Care Ruling until Thursday, sorry!
Today they ruled on three things:
1. Juveniles cannot be given life in prison without parole. Good all around.
2. They refused to hear an appeal from the State of Montana about corporations buying elections, therefore they upheld their previous Citizen's United decision. That's good for Mitt Romney, because as he says "corporations are people, my friends." But the decision will only get the Democratic base more fired up.
3. The biggest deal today - they threw out most of Arizona's state immigration law, except for the right to check someone's papers under "reasonable suspicion." Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be so happy about that, but it's also a win for the Obama Administration.
See future posts as all these issues play out. :)
When you wake up tomorrow, everyone online will be a Constitutional law expert.— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) June 25, 2012
SCOTUS relies for authority on neither the purse nor the sword, as Hamilton put it, but on public trust. A partisan court won't be trusted.— Robert Reich (@RBReich) June 25, 2012
I'm a contrarian and think SCOTUS will do the right thing, because the wrong thing is disruptive and stupid.Yes, I'm an optimist.— Joan Walsh (@joanwalsh) June 25, 2012
19 of 21 constitutional scholars Bloomberg surveyed said SCOTUS should uphold ACA mandate. Only 8 expect court to do so bloom.bg/LazvNF— Catherine Rampell (@crampell) June 24, 2012
SCOTUS may rule on Obamacare tomorrow. Everyone try not to develop any pre-existing conditions tonight.— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) June 21, 2012
#Obamacare: If u have an STD or a sick kid I'd got to doctor now, cuz after Supremes rule this week its nothin' but freedom— Bill Maher (@billmaher) June 25, 2012
Tomorrow we'll be reminded of the two words that explain why presidential elections matter most: Supreme Court.— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) June 24, 2012
Essentially Supreme Court is about to rule that insurance companies making money is more important than humans getting health care.— Tom Tomorrow (@tomtomorrow) June 24, 2012
#SCOTUS was designed to be the peoples' last line of defense from corporate money barons ~ NOT the other way around.— Cap'n Westley Flynn (@PiratesForObama) June 25, 2012
Vigils in Alabama protest tough immigration laws as Supreme Court nears ruling on Arizona law: Jocelyn Martinez,... bit.ly/MlgI5C— Birmingham_News (@Birmingham_News) June 25, 2012
words fail description <<my brain>> hearing issa describing gop cobbling healthcare together following SCotUS ruling <<GAH>> #MTPhluffer— Pat Pass the ERA (@patticar) June 25, 2012
Prediction: The Robert's Court will throw out ACA, but will stop short of overturning the 2008 election and making John McCain President.— TBogg (@tbogg) June 25, 2012
Rumors are Scalia's opinion on ObamaCare is longer than the bill itself— Drew Aldikacti (@Drewaldikacti) June 25, 2012
Tea Party Flash Rally to Mark Obamacare Ruling This Week - Let’s rally to mark the Supreme Court’s Obamacare ruling ... ht.ly/1kQsX8— St. Louis Tea Party (@stlteaparty) June 25, 2012
SCOTUSwhat we'd identify as a kind of long-term coup if we saw it happening anywhere else.** The Atlantic bit.ly/KxF8WK— Linda Collins (@LindaCollins11) June 25, 2012
Washington Memo: Washington Memo: Polarized Over Health Care, United on Drama of Ruling: The Supreme Court’s dec... adf.ly/A3AOO— popaysmarco.com (@popaysmarco) June 25, 2012
Possible headline for pending #SCOTUS ruling: Court Rules Pain & Suffering Are the American Way.— Tamar (@stoplookingup) June 25, 2012
Will the Supreme Court smack Obama (and the nation) down? washingtonpost.com/politics/for-o…— Alan David Doane (@alandaviddoane) June 25, 2012
Health care ruling unlikely on Monday: The U.S. Supreme Court will likely wait to the last moment to issue its d... bit.ly/MKYnxR— Constitution Daily (@ConDailyBlog) June 25, 2012
If the SCOTUS doesnt rule today on Healthcare, I'm writing a note to all 9 of their parents about their failure to turn in homework on time— K. Travis Ballie (@KTravisBallie) June 25, 2012
All of Washington is awaiting the SCOTUS decision on Obamacarenytimes.com/2012/06/25/us/…— Terrance Oakey (@terrance_oakey) June 25, 2012
With SCOTUS rulings possible, Washington's various groups are bracing for a response.thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/24/pre…— Michael D. Shear (@shearm) June 25, 2012
Not a week for those with weak hearts.Healthcare and AZ Immigration law rulings from SCOTUS.Fast & Furious contempt vote.#truthwins— Dirk Beveridge (@DirkBeveridge) June 25, 2012
SCOTUS justices will be dressing like Michael Jackson's kids from now on, wearing veils in public to hide their shame— Brian Leskovec (@bisonranchr68) June 25, 2012
I hope SCOTUS thinks about what is best for America instead of party wants this time.33 million uninsured Americans doesn't make Us better— Brian Gagnon (@justaguy55) June 25, 2012
RT @igorvolsky: BREAKING: People will respond when SCOTUS rules on health care. They are preparing.— Bill Press (@bpshow) June 25, 2012
Is it just me or does all the angst over SCOTUS rulings this week make you hope people realize elections have far reaching consequences?— Forrest Swonsen (@ForrestinTX) June 25, 2012
@NancyPelosi If SCOTUS hurts us this week, all Dems need to come out swinging and shouting: We'll remember in November!— Christina Bonderer (@chbonderer) June 25, 2012
ZOMG! Immigrants in Arizona!!! (And yes, the show was filmed in Old Tucson) And not everyone was a White Anglo Saxon. The High Chapparral was my father's favorite show. He would roll over in his grave to hear how some Arizona Republicans think about immigration.
Here is an ominous stat for a week of SCOTUS rulings. Today in 1876, Custer & the 7th Cav were wiped out in the Battle of Little Big Horn.— Gabe Horwitz (@HorwitzGabe) June 25, 2012
ACA is a big deal, but SCOTUS may also rule today on Arizona's immigration law and whether 14-year-olds can be given life w/o parole.— Angus Johnston (@studentactivism) June 25, 2012
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First conservative partisan ruling of the day by SCOTUS is rejecting the Montana effort to overturn Citizens United ruling 5-4— Matt Murphy (@MattMurph24) June 25, 2012
Patriots outside SCOTUS chanting: "Hey hey, ho ho. Obamacare has got to go."— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) June 25, 2012
Justice Alito kills time by reading his dissent in the juvenile detention case. What a tease. #SCOTUS— Adam Goldenberg (@adamgoldenberg) June 25, 2012
CNN - Scotus upheld req that local police officers check person's immigration status while enforcing other laws if "reasonable suspicion"— Jim Acosta (@jimacostacnn) June 25, 2012
NEW: SCOTUS says all other remaining decisions (*wink* wink*) to be released Thursday.— Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDCNN) June 25, 2012