Justices’ Pinterest pages give clues to healthcare reform decision


This week, the Supreme Court heard arguments on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, and the implications for healthcare organizations, let alone millions of healthcare consumers and candidates for the 2012 U.S. presidency, are monumental. Media outlets across the globe have been trying to interpret how the justices might rule based on their questions during the hearings, but at the WeeklyProbe, our national healthcare law expert Fred Sniffer has an even more effective means for reading the minds of the justices. Sniffer has uncovered what he believes are the Pinterest pages of the Supreme Court justices, and from they’ve pinned, he can determine how the judges might rule.

For example, Sniffer believes this page by “SupremeRobe” is actually Antony’s Scalia’s Pinterest page (justices would naturally want to hide their actual identities from the public so as not to jeopardize any future cases).

“I’m 99% certain this is Scalia, because it’s common knowledge he has a secret love of all things zebra,” says Sniffer. “These Pinterest posts show a side of him that can be very enlightening when it comes to how he perceives the limits of congressional power and the legality of a federally imposed insurance mandate.”

“Or take this Pinterest page, which we believe to be from Justice Ruth Ginsburg. Most people consider her fairly liberal-minded, but her proclivity for playing first-person shooter video games shows gives real insight into her views on states’ rights, not to mention the legal ramifications vis-a-vis interstate commerce regulation.”

Analyzing these and other Pinterest pages from the Supreme Court justices, Sniffer believes he can predict the outcome of the case.

“From what I see, the federal reform law is in serious jeopardy. Though they could just strip out the mandate. It’s also very likely they will keep the entire law intact. It will definitely be one of those three, I’m certain of it.”