It’s no surprise that the Supreme Court decided to take up the case of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
There was no doubt that would, and it’s good that they did. Because it’s important to settle, once and for all, the question of whether or not the plan is constitutional in requiring every American who can afford it to buy health care insurance.
Of course it is, just like Mitt Romney’s Massachusetts plan is, and for the same reasons.
Republicans are just the opposite. They’re counting on the court to overturn Obamacare and, in order to improve their chances, they’re demanding that Justice Elena Kagan recuse herself from the case.
Well, maybe she should. In her former job as Solicitor General of the Obama administration, she probably gave legal advice to those crafting the health care law.
But she’s not the only Justice with a potential conflict. What about Clarence Thomas? His wife Ginni, as head of Liberty Central, and with tons of corporate money, led the fight to repeal Obamacare – which her husband could now be voting on.
What’s good for goose is good for the gander. Elena Kagan should only recuse herself if Clarence Thomas does, too.
That’s my parting shot for today.