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Wed June 27, 2012
Yarmuth Predicts SCOTUS Will Uphold Health Care Law
Congressman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., believes the U.S. Supreme Court will uphold the Affordable Care Act.
The justices are expected to rule on President Obama’s chief legislative accomplishment on Thursday to determine whether the law is constitutional. According to polling, at least 37 percent of Americans want the law struck down while other surveys show 35 percent want it upheld.
Yarmuth says the decision is highly anticipated in Washington and across the country because the ramifications could be the most important case in the court’s history.
"I still believe the Supreme Court’s going to uphold the law. A recent survey showed 90 percent of all constitutional scholars believe there really is no issue here as to the law’s constitutionality," he says, adding that conservative judges in lower courts have upheld the reform act. "Judge Larry Silverman, who is a very strong conservative jurist and highly respected, voted to uphold the law when it was before the 2nd circuit."
According to CNN, most have mixed feelings about the president's health care law.
First District Congressman Ed Whitfield did not provide a prediction on the Supreme Court's ruling.