The Supreme Court and election-year blockbusters
March 25th, 2012
01:01 PM ET
11 years ago

The Supreme Court and election-year blockbusters

Washington (CNN) - The justices on the Supreme Court know very well their rulings can send immediate political shock waves, and those just intensify in a presidential election year. So there is an unusual internal dynamic at work of what cases the court hears and when.


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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Based on his close association with the Kochs and his wife, Clarence Thomas should recuse himself.

    March 25, 2012 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  2. Another Day in the Idiot Mines

    Thomas should recuse himself because of his wife's anti-ACA activities, though he doesn't have the guts, the principles or the integrity to do so.

    March 25, 2012 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  3. Tony in Maine

    Once again, the Scalia Court plays puppet master in national elections. It is time for a Constitutional amendment term limiting them – ten years and out with the seats staggered so no President can stack the court. I swear that Scalia is the reincarnation of Torquemada.

    March 25, 2012 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  4. geg

    if the supreme court say no you don,t have to buy health insurance then you should not have to buy car insurance or any other thing man dated buy state or federal laws

    March 25, 2012 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |