MINOT, N.D. — “The American people should make no mistake — a vote by any senator for Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a vote to strike down the Affordable Care Act and eliminate protections for millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions,” Senate Majority Leader Chuch Schumer said last year in opposition to Barrett’s pending, and ultimately successful, appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.
This week Barrett joined a 7-2 SCOTUS majority upholding the legality of the ACA.
So much for that prediction.
Politically speaking, this opinion is not a happy outcome for Republicans.
As a matter of civics, those who care about courts ruling on a clear reading of the law shouldn’t be enthused either.