Ultimately, I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.
The President was referring to the Supreme Court taking up the Obamacare case. The article reminds us:
…the health care law wasn’t passed by a “strong” majority, either. In the House, the final vote was 219 to 212, with all Republicans and even 34 Democrats voting in opposition.
The health care law passed in the Senate on a party-line vote of 60–39.
The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is now headed for the Supreme Court. DOMA was passed in 1996 by a vote of 85–14 in the Senate and a vote of 342–67 in the House. President Obama has previously stated that his Department of Justice would not support DOMA in the courts.
I wonder if the President will take the same position on the Supreme Court’s ruling on DOMA as he has with Obamacare.