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May 31, 2012

Pelosi predicts 6-3 Supreme Court ruling to uphold health care law

6 to 3.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi predicted Thursday the Supreme Court will uphold the federal health care law by a 6 to 3 vote.

"6-3. That's it. 6-3," she told her weekly news conference. The court is expected to rule on the law within the next month.

How can she be so confident?

"Because I know the Constitution," she said. "This bill is ironclad. It is ironclad. Nobody was frivolous with the Constitution and the health of the American people in writing the bill. So, that's where my confidence springs from, the merit of the bill and the nature of the Constitution. The makeup of the court, well, we'll see."


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Vazir Mukhtar

Since it was then-Speaker Pelosi who urged her colleagues in the House to pass the ACA so they could find out its provisions, I'm reluctant to rely on her prediction about the SCOTUS decision. If only she'd made a hefty wager.

I agree with her that the decision is likely to be 6-3, but had thought it might be men v. women.

We'll find out soon enough whether she's a modern day Cassandra, someone like the Cumaean Sybil (though at present there's more to Ms Pelosi than just her her voice) or someone like the oracle at Delphi.

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