Before the end of this month, the US Supreme Court will decide if President Obama's healthcare reform violates the Constitution. Will liberals and conservatives split four-to-four and let Justice Anthony Kennedy make the call? Will public opinion, the court's role in politics and their own legacies influence how the justices make up their minds? Leaving issues like states' rights and the Commerce Clause until the decision comes down, we look at the justices themselves, their concerns about the law and their legacies and the Court's role in American politics.
Justice Anthony Kennedy: Key Vote on the Supreme Court
- David Savage - Supreme Court reporter for the Los Angeles Times - @davidgsavage
- Massimo Calabresi - Time
- Jill Lepore - professor of history at Harvard University, staff writer at the New Yorker, and host of the podcasts “The Last Archive” and “Elon Musk: The Evening Rocket.”
- Kevin Russell - Goldstein and Russell
- Sanford Levinson - University of Texas Law School