A new poll of 56 former Supreme Court clerks finds that 57 percent think the individual mandate will be overturned. That’s a 22-point jump from the last time the same group of clerks was surveyed, right before oral arguments. Back then, 35 percent thought the court would toss out the required purchase of health insurance.
Most of the clerks found the Supreme Court’s questioning to be more skeptical than they had expected. As one clerk put it
to Purple Strategies’ Doug Usher, who conducted the research, “I feel
like a dope, because I was one of those who predicted that the Court
would uphold the statute by a lopsided majority…it now appears pretty
likely that this prediction was way off.” (Continues)