Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Train Wreck For ObamaCare?

In my experience, appellate judges are usually pretty good at being inscrutable, and Supreme Court Justices are undoubtedly better at it than most.  When I was practicing law, I was fooled spectacularly by a judge's demeanor on a couple of occasions.  Yet I've generally found Jeffrey Toobin to be a pretty reliable reader of judicial tea leaves.  FWIW, he (via TPM) thinks that today's argument was a "train wreck" for ObamaCare.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG!

Lone Wolf said...

I'm a lawyer too, and in my experience you can't tell much of anything about the result from a judge's questions. They are often trying to get a feel for the counterargument of the position they want to take, hoping that the lawyer being questioned will help them with the answer. Toobin should get a grip.

Anonymous said...

Television reporting is so deficient and lazy. Some journalist should report not whether one or side or the other was asked tough questions, but rather, whether asking tough questions, easy questions, or no questions at all, ever makes a difference in the outcome.

Richard C. Lambert said...

The biggest lie is the insurance industry itself. Its the reason we can't have a sane national health plan like the civilized countries.Platinum obamacare plan