[guest post by Dana]
I’m really pressed for time so I’m just going to put this up to get the ball rolling:
If you didn’t listen to oral arguments, tl; dr: There is no chance the Supreme Court is going to invalidate Obamacare. At the very least, Justice Kavanaugh will provide a 5th vote for severing the one provision the plaintiffs & Trump Admin attack, leaving the rest in place. https://t.co/K9FWXphYbF
— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) November 10, 2020
Law professor Steve Vladeck concurs:
Agreed. The #ACA is safe.
Worst-case scenario is that #SCOTUS invalidates the “individual mandate” while leaving the rest of the law in place — but even that is hardly a given.
Also possible that a majority holds that the plaintiffs lack standing — avoiding the merits entirely.