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Adding Brian Fallon and Christina.
She has already been making this an issue. Not sure how in depth you are suggesting but seems like this should be manageable.
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On Jun 2, 2015, at 8:41 PM, Neera Tanden wrote:
ok. And to clarify, the candidate wouldn't have to do anything. I think we could move the story with just a nod from the campaign on the strategy.
On Tue, Jun 2, 2015 at 8:37 PM, Jake Sullivan wrote:
> I’m into it but defer to Jen on this one.
> > > > *From:* Neera Tanden [mailto:email@example.com] > *Sent:* Tuesday, June 2, 2015 8:37 PM > *To:* Jake Sullivan > *Cc:* Jennifer Palmieri; John Podesta
> *Subject:* Re: King v Burwell
> > > > oops!
> > I mentioned this to John some time back, but think it's a bit more current
> > > > It is most likely that this decision has already been made by the Court,
> but on the off chance that history is repeating itself, then it's possible
> they are still deciding (last time, seems like Roberts went from striking
> the mandate to supporting it in the weeks before). As Jennifer will
> remember, it was pretty critical that the President threw the gauntlet down
> last time on the Court, warning them in the first case that it would
> politicize the role of the Court for them to rule against the ACA. As a
> close reader of the case, I honestly believe that was vital to scaring
> Roberts off.
> > > > In this case, I'm not arguing that Hillary spend a lot of time attacking
> the Court. I do think it would be very helpful to all of our interest in a
> decision affirming the law, for Roberts and perhaps Kennedy to see negative
> political consequences to ruling against the government.
> > Therefore, I think it would be helpful to have a story of how progressives
> and Hillary would make the Supreme Court an election issue (which would be
> a ready argument for liberals) if the Court rules against the government.
> It's not that you wish that happens. But that would be the necessary
> consequence of a negative decision...the Court itself would become a hugely
> important political issue.
> > > > At CAP Action, we can get that story started. But kinda rests on you guys
> to make it stick.
> > > > What do you think? If you want to proceed, we should move soon.
> > > > Let me know thoughts. And I'm happy to discuss.
> > > > Neera
originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: Vasa Croe
What am I missing here? SCOTUS justices don't face criticism for their rulings from politicians? Yeaaaah. SCOTUS is obviously an election issue so if that was a threat, it seems like a moot point to me.