Rule of Law

RADIO (KPFK): Are the Conservatives on the Supreme Court Politicians in Robes?

We begin with an analysis of whether the five conservatives on the Supreme Court are politicians in robes, which is the concern expressed by the normally moderate long-time Supreme Court watcher Linda Greenhouse in an op-ed in the New York Times, “Law in the Raw”, that has caused shockwaves in the legal community. Elizabeth Wydra, Chief Counsel of the Constitutional Accountability Project who frequently participates in Supreme Court litigation, joins us to discuss this second chance the conservatives on the Supreme Court have given themselves to kill Obamacare by taking up a case already thrown out by lower courts that Linda Greenhouse describes as a politically manufactured argument over how to interpret several sections of the Affordable Care Act.