Between the Lines By Mark Halperin

Barack Obama publicly proclaimed that he was taking a big political risk when he relied on Democratic votes to muscle through the Affordable Health Care Act, and he was right ... As the nine Supreme Court Justices considered the merits of the measure recently, it quickly became clear that they might toss out part or all of the law. The lawyers challenging the measure appeared to make more persuasive arguments than did Donald Verrilli, the often tongue-tied solicitor general representing the Administration ... Though the four liberal Justices tried at times to help Verrilli make his case, the other jurists seemed...

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