What’s happening at the Supreme Court

This piece was originally published in the November 10, 2020 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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“At some point, common sense, [it] seems to me, would say, ‘Huh?’”

— Justice Sonia Sotomayor, responding today to the Texas Solicitor General’s arguments against the ACA

As Trump and his backers frantically grasp at last-ditch efforts to discredit a legitimate election, there’s a big story that hasn’t gotten enough attention: Trump is STILL trying to take health care away from millions of people.

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IN THE NEWS

  • This morning, the Supreme Court heard arguments on a Trump-backed lawsuit that aims to end the Affordable Care Act. This would strip coverage away from millions of Americans and end protections for 135 million people with preexisting conditions. While legal experts saw promising signs that the critical law could survive, we don’t know what to expect with Amy Coney Barrett on the court.

One last thing. We know there’s a lot of alarming news this week thanks to Trump’s failure to come to terms with the fact that he will be a one-term president. But the reality is that Joe Biden won this election fair and square. Trump will be a one-term president. And the less attention we give to their frantic lawsuits and dystopian statements, the less likely they are to have an impact.

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This piece was originally published in the November 10, 2020 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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