High Court’s Decision Will Help Shape Obama’s Legacy
The Washington Post and CNN look at how the Supreme Court's decision on the latest challenge to the federal health law will play a major role in determining the president's record.
The Washington Post:
How The Next Few Weeks Could Determine The Fate Of Obama’s Legacy
June is shaping up as a time of reckoning for President Obama — and his legacy. Over the next three weeks, he could record significant wins on three of his most ambitious initiatives. Or have each of them blow up in his face. And those outcomes are largely outside of the president’s control. ... At the Supreme Court, the nine justices will soon rule on a crucial provision in the president’s landmark 2010 health-care law, with the insurance plans of more than 6 million people in the balance. ... White House allies acknowledged that the president and his advisers are acutely aware of the stakes. The health-care law is considered Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement. (Nakamura and Eilperin, 6/9)
Obama Looks To Save His Legacy From The Supreme Court
It's the constitutional law professor in the Oval Office versus the Supreme Court, again. President Barack Obama's politicized, difficult relationship with the court's conservative wing is back in the spotlight, as his patience threatens to snap over the latest attempt to destabilize the health care law at the center of his political legacy. (Collinson, 6/9)