THE JUSTICES AND THE MANDATE
March 30, 2012
Now that the arguments are done, the waiting and guessing begins. Will Kennedy side with the President and retain his aura of the swing-vote with the DC elite? (inside the court, Kennedy is referred to as "Flipper")Will Scalia be consistent and vote as he did in another recent commerce clause case? And Roberts. Will he do whatever the rumor-monger wants to tout. All over DC and the high-brow media these speculations about what might tilt those justices are amok. Interestingly, at least to me, there is one set of speculation one never hears: Nobody, but nobody, ever questions how Breyer, Ginsburg, Kagan and Sotomayor will vote. Everybody knows that the liberals will vote one-way and one-way only: a party line vote all the way. Interesting how everybody simply knows that the liberal, democrat justices are not at all ever swayed by argument. They always vote liberal when the issue is politically charged. Liberals always do. They are closed-minded and we all know it. That's why nobody even thinks about how a liberal will vote. They know. How liberal is that?