Obama vs. SCOTUS

We The PeopleMany legal experts foresee a collision coming between President Obama’s progressive agenda and the Supreme Court’s conservative majority.  Republican attorneys general in 20 states, for example, have already sued the federal government over the healthcare reform act, arguing that the law’s mandate to buy health insurance tramples states’ rights and exceeds Congress’ power.  Political science Professor Graham Wilson, author of “Only in America? American Politics in Comparative Perspective,” says a Constitutional crisis may be coming.

“It would be an extraordinary expansion of judicial power without precedent since 1937 if the Supreme Court intervened in the health care issue.  It should provoke a Constitutional crisis were it to happen.”

Contact Graham Wilson, 617-353-2540, gkwilson@bu.edu

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