Justice Stevens Plays FantasySCOTUS for the Individual Mandate Case?

October 29th, 2011

Well, at least he predicts Justice Thomas’s vote:

Yet he acknowledged in an interview with USA TODAY that the activities of Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife, who as a Tea Party activist has opposed the 2010 health care law involved in a case pending at the court, have stoked some of the criticism from members of Congress and other quarters. “You can’t help but wish that they had a lower profile,” he said of Thomas and his wife.

“I also don’t think there’s a chance in the world that it will affect his vote,” Stevens added. “That is one vote that you really can predict.”

He said Thomas has consistently taken a narrow view of Congress’ power to regulate interstate commerce and would not need to be swayed in the health care litigation by wife Virginia, a longtime conservative advocate.