O’Melveny’s Dellinger Quoted in ABC News Article on Constitutionality of Obama’s Health Care Law

March 15, 2012

The March 15, 2012, ABC News article “Health Care: Liberals Eye Scalia and Roberts Vote,” features commentary from several lawyers speculating on how the Supreme Court justices will vote in two weeks when the oral arguments in the case challenging the constitutionality of the Obama Administration’s health care law are presented. O’Melveny & Myers Washington, DC partner and former Clinton administration acting solicitor general Walter Dellinger predicts the decision will be either 7-2 or 8-1. "I always thought at the end of the day it's going to be upheld, it isn't going to be close and it won't come down to Kennedy," he said in September, during a panel discussion hosted by the American Constitution Society. According to the article, Dellinger predicts at least three votes are in play: Justice Anthony Kennedy, Chief Justice John Roberts, and Justice Antonin Scalia.