‘It’s like the most important ticket of the decade’
The hottest ticket in town these days? One to hear the Supreme Court argue health reform’s constitutionality, obviously. Janet Adamy and Jess Bravin talk to constitutional scholars who may camp out at the high court to catch a glimpse of the historic oral arguments, which start on March 26:
Ezekiel Emanuel, a former White House adviser who helped craft the health-care law, hit up conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia for a ticket even though the two men disagree on almost everything, he said, except “we like sharing good food.”
Inside the White House, aides are elbowing for a spot but fear there won’t be enough to go around, said one person familiar with the matter. Many of the 26 state attorneys general and governors who are plaintiffs worry they will be left empty-handed. Ilya Shapiro of the conservative Cato Institute said he might even camp in line overnight.
“It’s like the most important ticket of the decade,” said Dr. Emanuel, an oncologist and brother of former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.