TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Jul 27, 2012

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is downplaying reports of discord among the justices following last month's decision to uphold President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Scalia said in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday that he and his colleagues disagree over cases all the time "without taking it personally." While he would not address Chief Justice Roberts' reported switch, Scalia acknowledged that he himself had once been assigned to write a majority opinion for the court in a case years ago and then changed his mind. A majority "eventually went along with that revised view," he said.