In his dissent to today’s Supreme Court opinion on King v. Burwell, which upholds tax subsidies for federal healthcare exchanges, Justice Antonin Scalia delivered a line getting as much attention as the decision itself. “We should start calling this law SCOTUScare,” he wrote, referring to the impact of Supreme Court rulings on the law.
Unsurprisingly, a @SCOTUScare twitter feed was born just minutes after the ruling was issued, while elsewhere on Twitter the portmanteau made the rounds.
Scalia’s view lost but he wins the snark award for “We should start calling this law SCOTUScare.”
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) June 25, 2015
Scalia says Ocare should be called “SCOTUScare.” Not surprised he wants court associated with law that’s working. — Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) June 25, 2015
This is a characteristically awesome Scalia dissent. “Pure applesauce.” “SCOTUScare.” “…somersaults of statutory interpretation.”
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) June 25, 2015
Some highlighted other wonders from the dissent:
— Caitlin Kelly (@atotalmonet) June 25, 2015
While others suggested some edits:
Scalia should of said “more like SCOTUScare” pic.twitter.com/X02W9KLuIc
— Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) June 25, 2015