Justice Ginsburg suggests 'sharp disagreement' over pending hot-button cases
June 15th, 2012
10:30 PM ET
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Justice Ginsburg suggests 'sharp disagreement' over pending hot-button cases

Washington (CNN) - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is predicting "sharp disagreement" as the Supreme Court prepares by month's end to release some of its most-talked-about rulings, including the constitutionality of the health care law championed by President Obama.

Speaking to a legal conference Friday night in Washington, the oldest member of the high court offered tantalizing hints about where the court may be heading in coming days.

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  1. Larry L

    Disagreement? The Supreme Court is dominated by activist, right-wing radicals who always vote in the best interests of the Republican Party. They are nothing but a tool for the neo-conservatives and do not represent the true purpose of the Judicial Branch.

    They know Americans support the benefits of the law because it helps prevent unethical business practices in the insurance and healthcare industries. They will support these popular provisions of the law. They also know that they only need to block the requirement for universal coverage because without distribution of costs across the risk pool, the benefits can never be funded. They can kill the law and make the fat-cats happy by pretending the requirement is somehow different from Medicare or Social Security. This is an easy prediction.

    June 15, 2012 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  2. dave

    Hot button really! These are the same low IQed people who ruled that a corperation which is a pile of paper is really a person!

    June 15, 2012 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm |
  3. California Conservative

    Bye Bye ObamaCare.

    Good riddance.

    June 16, 2012 12:13 am at 12:13 am |
  4. Thomas

    We need Supper Duper Pac's .

    The RNC Can Thank John Roberts For A Job Well Done”: GOP Super PACs .

    Corporations are people my Friend !

    June 16, 2012 12:35 am at 12:35 am |
  5. Little Jimmy Truth

    Will she be fired by Obama?

    June 16, 2012 12:56 am at 12:56 am |
  6. Anonymous

    this happen when a law is pushing down american throat against their will.

    June 16, 2012 01:19 am at 1:19 am |
  7. Gurgyl

    Listen, this healthcare is nation's dire need. It is passed with good intention for the good of the public. Nothing unconstitutional of this law. Lot of madotary provisos like SS payment, property tax, Medicare payment, sales tax, etc, etc, this one is good one.

    June 16, 2012 06:30 am at 6:30 am |
  8. Gurgyl

    Healthcare is a dire need in USA.

    June 16, 2012 07:04 am at 7:04 am |
  9. jpmichigan

    Hopefully the Supreme Court will do what is best CONSTITUTIONALLY for the American people and vote against the Affordable Health Care bill mandates, and not to satisfy the Democratic Political Party. Politics has no place in their decision. The Supreme Court must continue to be the voice of the American people, not political parties!

    June 16, 2012 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  10. judy

    If you have health insurance through work the bill does not apply to you. In fact you are already enjoying some of the bill now through your insurance coverage like no life time limits. Your kids covered untill 26 . You cant be turned down for preexisting . Try reading the bill . The perascription donut hole coverage for seniors is a great thing. WE mandate you have auto insurance and we say you have to wear seat belts.WE say you must have drivers liscenses whats the big deal. If you can't afford it the government helps you to buy it. The supreme court also ruled on the super pacs and that was the dumbest thing they ever did. If they strike this down it will be the second dumbest. With the pacs our elections are being run by foreign money now. Even ol Mc caine sees that. Instead of listening to faux news read the bill. Forward 2012

    June 16, 2012 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  11. Anthony

    If the Supreme Court strikes down the individual mandate, insurers will pressure Congress to scrap the requirement to cover people with preexisting conditions, arguing that they can't afford to cover preexisting conditions without the mandate. This is the same strategy Republicans are using to do away with social programs such as Social Security and Medicare: cut taxes to reduce government revenue, then argue that the government must cut spending on social programs. Most Republicans and many independents like the idea of cutting runaway spending, but they have no clue that the runaway spending is the military, Social Security, and Medicare. In 2012, spending on military, Social Security, Medicare, and interest on national debt is 2.4 trillion, same as the revenue that the government takes in. If Republicans cut taxes and increase military spending, as Romney promised he would, the government will still run a deficit even if we give up on the rest of the government, food stamps, and unemployment benefits.

    June 16, 2012 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  12. w l jones

    Are we going to grow a Health nation or or going back to the dark ages like the European epidemic.

    June 16, 2012 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  13. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    This Court has already shown they support Republicans and have thrown our election campaigns for sale to foreign countries so I don't expect any different results for obamacare. They'll strike it down and Americans will be sold in the stock market on Wall Street like cattle under "Paul Ryan aka Mitt Romney, et al privatized healthcare and Budget plan". Nothing will "trickle down" people, the only thing that "trickles down" is water.

    June 16, 2012 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |