The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare” is headed for the Supreme Court. See Wikipedia, and SDMB threads [thread=595325]Another Strike [in the courts against HealthCare Reform law][/thread] and [thread=593015]Majority of States Now Challenging Health Care Law[/thread], among others I’m sure.
Two Federal judges have said PPACA is constitutional, two others said it isn’t. Ultimately this will have to be settled by the SCOTUS. Whichever way five justices vote will determine the constitutionality of the PPACA. The late Justice William Brennan called this the “rule of five”.
Fellow Dopers, what is your take on PPACA/Obamacare’s constitutionality as decided by the present SCOTUS?
I’m not much of a court watcher - I had to look up who the current justices are - but here’s my guess:
Constitutional: Breyer, Ginsberg, Kagan, Sotomayor
Unconstitutional: Alito, Roberts, Scalia, Thomas
Does it all come down to Kennedy? Opinions?