On the second day of oral arguments on Obamacare at the Supreme Court, the majority of the justices were shooting holes in the administration’s arguments. Justice Kennedy, usually a key swing voter, expressed skepticism that the government has the constitutional power to force citizens to buy something. So, surprisingly, did Obama appointee Justice Sotomayor, at least at one point, though at other times she seemed to be in sync with the other three liberals in throwing softball questions. Not that you can reliably tell the final outcome from judges’ interrogations, but supporters of the law are not feeling good about the day.
There will be one more day of arguments. The ruling isn’t expected until June.