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Supreme Court Review of Health Reform: Will History Repeat Itself?

Douglas L. McSwain | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Douglas L. McSwain

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?

Legal Forecast: The Supreme Court Won't Strike Health Reform - Part I

Douglas L. McSwain | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics
Douglas L. McSwain

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.)