Supreme Court Features Prominently in Election Year

Thursday, April 26, 2012

General public with tickets to listen to a hearing on the Obamacare line up for entering the U.S. Supreme Court March 27, 2012 in Washington, DC General public with tickets to listen to a hearing on the Obamacare at the U.S. Supreme Court. (Getty)

In the run-up to this years presidential election, campaign speeches, political analysis, and polls always dominate the headlines. But this year, the Supreme Court will be making big news too. With major rulings expected on President Obama's health care law and SB1070, Arizona's contentious immigration law, the Supreme Court's positions are likely to sharply influence voter's perceptions on the role of government. Amy Howe, editor of SCOTUSblog explains how the Supreme Court's upcoming decisions could be game-changers this election.


Amy Howe

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Mythili Rao

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Mar. 06 2013 11:12 PM

The fact that the President did so many arguably unconstitutional actions would not have anything to do with a couple of those cases coming before the Supreme Court now, would it?
Is anyone challenging unconstitutional recess appointments and the violation of the War Powers Act?

It seems the problem always is with Congress and the Judiciary branches but not with the President who manufactures one crisis after another for political effect.

Apr. 26 2012 09:47 AM
Mary from Boston

"Sorry seems to be the hardest word" for Rupert Mudoch! What a wonderful montage your program played yesterday - between Elton John's the Murdoch's voices, I could barely stop laughing during my commute to work!! I have been humming the tune ever since!

Apr. 26 2012 07:39 AM

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