@ Brookings Podcast: The Supreme Court and the Presidential Election

October 7, 2011

Among the cases to be heard this year by the Supreme Court are several hot-button issues sure to roil the debate in the presidential election, including the legality of the Obama administration’s health care law and illegal immigration laws passed at the state level. Visiting Fellow Russell Wheeler says that while the cases may be settled on more narrow interpretations of the law, the wider narrative among the candidates and the media will influence candidates and voters.