The Supreme Court is one of the biggest wildcards in next year’s Presidential election.
Justices are set to hear arguments in a collection of bombshell cases that could determine Donald Trump’s political fate.
And the Supreme Court stopped Donald Trump in his tracks with this jaw-dropping 2020 decision.
Conservatives have twice failed to win a victory at the Supreme Court to overturn Obamacare.
In 2012, Chief Justice John Roberts switched his vote which provided the decisive margin in a five to four decision upholding the constitutionality of Obamacare’s individual mandate.
Roberts rewrote the law to claim the mandate was a tax when Obama and the Democrats that wrote the law bent over backwards to tell the American people the failure to carry health insurance would result in a penalty.
Once again in 2015, Roberts sided with the court’s liberals to uphold Obamacare after Republican State Attorneys General argued that the law only provided for subsidies to purchase insurance in states that set up Obamacare exchanges.
Conservatives are taking their third – and likely final – crack at a legal challenge to Obamacare.
A group of Republican Attorneys General brought a case centered on the argument that since the government eliminated the financial penalty for not having health insurance as part of the 2017 tax cut law, the individual mandate was unconstitutional, and without the individual mandate the law fell apart.
A District Court judge in Texas ruled in favor of the Republican Attorneys General and held Obamacare as unconstitutional.
But the judge did not slap a nationwide injunction on Obamacare blocking its implementation the way left-wing activists in the bench wield nationwide injunctions to grind President Trump’s agenda to a halt.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals later ruled that the mandate was unconstitutional, but the three judge panel kicked the ruling back down the lower court for reexamination of the argument that the mandate being unconstitutional meant Obamacare could not stand on its own.
That ruling meant this case was destined to wind up before the Supreme Court.
The only answer was a matter of when.
And the Supreme Court just answered that question.
The Supreme Court ordered the Trump administration and Republican State Attorneys General to respond to an appeal from left-wing activists fighting to keep Obamacare on the books.
This expedited timeline provides the Supreme Court to take up the case this term and hand down a decision by June.
Donald Trump won the last election in large part because voters that listed the Supreme Court as their top issue broke overwhelmingly for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton.
Democrats have searched far and wide to come up with a way to generate the same level of voter enthusiasm on judicial nominations that exists on the right.
The Supreme Court striking down Obamacare just months before the 2020 election could produce that catalyst.
Great American Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.