As Chief Justice Roberts famously testified in his confirmation hearing, the Supreme Court's function is to call "balls and strikes." So, some might ask, which is Obamacare: a strike or ball? Is the individual mandate constitutional or not?
The legal forecast for the Affordable Care Act -- "Obamacare" -- is partly sunny. While the Supreme Court recently accepted the Act for review, it's not expected to hurl lightning bolts striking down any part of the Act. (Of course, this is only a prediction.)