In my heart of hearts, I’m convinced that the cabal that came up with Bush v. Gore, Citizens United, and the ruling that requiring someone to pay for a document in order to be allowed to vote doesn’t constitute a poll tax will figure out a way to screw up a hugely redistributive piece of health care legislation that also happens to be the signature achievement of the man they most hate.
Still, the ill-tempered and intemperate) outbursts from Alito about juvenile LWOP and (especially) Scalia about immigration make me wonder. If their side had won a huge victory – if they were about to overturn Obamacare – wouldn’t you expect them to be on their best behavior, and disinclined to reveal the full extent of their partisan hackery?
On the other hand, if Kennedy or maybe even Roberts decided that killing ACA was a bridge too far, it would be perfectly understandable if that put the extreme reactionaries in a pissy mood.
I offer no prediction. But I’m not in total despair. I’ll leave that for tomorrow.