The Supreme Court is set to play a major role in the 2020 election.
Democrats think they have the inside track on one major case that will guarantee victory.
But Donald Trump had this request for Brett Kavanaugh that foiled one big Democrat plan.
Democrats routed Republicans in the 2018 midterms largely on the issue of healthcare.
Conservative voters were furious John McCain stabbed President Trump in the back and voted against a “skinny repeal” of Obamacare.
Democrats – with the help of the fake and corrupt news media – lied to voters claiming Republicans wanted to take their healthcare away.
Establishment Republicans had no answer because they were never committed to repealing Obamacare in the first place and implementing President Trump’s conservative plan for healthcare reform.
Democrats hope to recreate that success in 2020.
And the left schemed to use a conservative legal challenge to Republicans in order to do so.
A group of Republican State Attorneys General filed a lawsuit claiming that since the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act zeroed out the penalty for Obamacare’s individual mandate, the mandate was unconstitutional and therefore the court should throw out all of Obamacare.
In 2012 Chief Justice John Roberts famously betrayed conservatives by holding that the individual mandate passed constitutional muster because it fell under Congress’s taxing authority.
The Republican Attorneys General took that ruling and claimed that under Roberts’ reasoning Obamacare was now unconstitutional since Congress exercised its power to set tax policy and eliminated that individual mandate.
A district court judge in Texas agreed and ruled all of Obamacare was unconstitutional.
A divided three judge panel on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed that the individual mandate was unconstitutional, but they kicked the ruling about all of Obamacare falling by the wayside back to the lower court.
Democrat State Attorneys General pounced and appealed to the Supreme Court.
They asked for the court to hear the case this spring and hand down a decision by the summer because the normal timeframe for deciding this case would be next year.
And that would be too late to make political hay out of a case that could end with Obamacare wiped off the books.
The Trump administration and the Republican State Attorneys General filed a motion asking the court to reject the Democrats’ appeal.
Trump administration Solicitor General Noel Francisco argued the lower courts should be allowed to work their way through the case in keeping with standard procedure.
“Far from being urgently needed, this Court’s review thus would be premature,” Solicitor General Francisco argued.
Texas State Attorney General Ken Paxton agreed.
“In reality, there is no emergency justifying that departure from the ordinary course,” Paxton declared.
With the Democrats asking for a ruling by the summer there will be no time for Republicans to craft a replacement bill.
And since Democrats hold the majority in the House, any conservative reform package is dead on arrival.
Democrats would love to use this ruling to scare voters into thinking Donald Trump just took away their healthcare.
But President Trump and Republican State Attorneys General are asking Brett Kavanaugh and the rest of the Supreme Court to let common sense prevail and let the lower courts follow their normal procedures and timelines to resolve this matter.
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