In case you missed this on Tuesday, Citizens United is being discussed, or rediscussed, by the Court. Quietly. Behind closed doors. Adam Liptak wrote the other day:
At their private conference, the justices of the Supreme Court are scheduled to decide Thursday whether and how to take a second look at the Citizens United campaign finance decision. ...NYT
"The usual odds" Liptak counsels, are that "the Supreme Court will agree to hear a case are about one in a hundred." But, he writes, " This one is pretty much a sure thing."
For the "weeds," best go directly to Liptak's column. But the bottom line is that although the recent Montana case makes it almost impossible for the Supreme Court to avoid reconsideration of their ruling, chances are they will pat themselves on the back once again and allow their original decision to stand. What we should watch for, says Liptak, is how they justify overruling the decision made by Montana's Supreme Court.
Me? I'm pretty sure they have decided to continue to disgrace themselves yet again. As far as the Supreme Court's attention to healthcare goes, one can only regret America's ability to keep quite a lot of people -- particularly the rich and/or privileged like Supreme Court justices-- alive for (nowadays) one hundred years and more...