The answer to that question is a better question. What has SCOTUS done since Bush v Gore? They have made decisions which changed history, always leaning to the right, severely to the right. The court has no regard for “strict interpretation of the law,” a conservative myth.
The five justices on the court who were appointed by the right have a duty to support the ideals of the far right, no matter the law, no matter the precedent.
Bush v. Gore gave us a clue as to what we should expect from this court. There were many ways the court could have decided this matter which would have accomplished the same result. Instead, they chose to make a statement. Next was Citizens United.
Kennedy, the only real vote on SCOTUS, was somewhat dependable for a non-partisan vote before the new leadership arrived during The Bush Years. The pressure exerted by Roberts made overturning history no problem for Kennedy.
Kennedy is a broken man. He will vote the will of the right, just like the other four, in all future decisions, all. This is not a prediction. This is a fact.
How will SCOTUS vote in the matter currently facing the highest court in our land? The answer would be simple if this was a decision which favored the agenda of the right and the next election and did not have implications on other issues which adversely affect the right’s agenda.
Unlike Bush v. Gore, this decision cannot be a scam of historical proportions, electing a president, one time and one time only, without precedent. Unlike Citizens United, this decision does not overturn decency by pouring gobs of money into campaigns that will, in most cases, benefit the right. This decision will have legs; this decision will impact future cases brought before the court; so far, the court has been consistent in its decisions.
Chief Justice Roberts may be a tool of the right but he is not a stupid tool.
So, how will SCOTUS vote on the matter before them? In order to answer this question I will assume a “degree of saneness.” That is to say, I will pretend the right wing members of the court aren’t completely nuts. This is a leap! To offset, I will assume Kennedy is not going to make the switch to moderate.
Isn’t it amazing how many members of this court have been appointed by the right and leaned left during their term? Funny how no member has been appointed by the left and leaned right during their term. Maybe not so funny…but that’s a topic for another rant.
To be brutal, to be Frank, the decision will not favor the law. The court has expedited this matter to try to help the right get President Barack Hussein Obama out of office. Roberts hates Obama and it is his God Given Mission to get Whitey back in the Oval Office.
The decision will be broad enough to dismantle health care reform but narrow enough not to impact other decisions giving the court the illusion of consistency.
The court is not about what is right (as in correct).
The court is about advancing an agenda. If We The People do not keep a Democrat in office until one of the Right Wing Justices gets a bad cold, we are dumb as dirt. The next election, and the election after that, and the election after that, are not about the agenda of the left. It’s about preserving Justice For All.
We The People have to get SCOTUS back on track. The folks on the right want to return to the days of The Haves and The Have Nots. Remember when George W. Bush joked about his friends being The Haves and The Have Mores? Well, he wasn’t kidding. He was speaking the truth. And he was speaking the truth on national television.
They keep telling us. But we don’t listen!