Roberts, Kennedy Emerge As The Court’s Key Swing Votes
News outlets analyze the impact that key justices could have on the court's consideration of the health law.
Politico: John Roberts Court On Trial
If the wily chief justice felt squeamish about leading the Supreme Court into an election-year political maelstrom, that was nowhere on display Tuesday, when the Roberts-led conservative majority signaled its collective skepticism, even hostility, for President Barack Obama’s health care law (Thrush, 3/28).
The Wall Street Journal: Kennedy Leaves Both Sides Hopeful
The mystique that is Justice Kennedy—the almost-certain swing vote in any big Supreme Court case—was on full display during Tuesday's arguments over whether President Barack Obama's signature legislative achievement passes constitutional muster. After two intense hours of oral argument, both sides were investing their hopes in him. But neither could confidently predict how he will vote (Kendall, 3/27).