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Law’s Jonathan Adler weighs in on how Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death adds urgency to health care in upcoming election

What Justice Ginsburg’s death means for the Affordable Care Act—and Democrats’ election prospects

TimeJonathan Adler, the Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law, discussed how health care was already a major focus in this fall’s election, but the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg added a new layer of urgency to the issue: the Supreme Court is set to hear a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act on Nov. 10, exactly one week after Election Day. “I did not think that this suit would be ultimately successful in the Supreme Court before Justice Ginsburg’s passing and I still don’t think it will be,” he opined.