from the Wall Street Journal:
The White House expressed confidence yesterday that ObamaCare will survive a federal judge’s ruling that invalidates the law’s health insurance mandate. But behind the optimistic facade, many liberals are worried that the current political climate could give the Supreme Court cover to strike down a key part of the law.
“The states challenging the law are calling for an expedited review of the decision, citing the enormous costs they face in complying at a time of budget stress,” one Democratic congressman told me. “We could see this struck down by the Supreme Court sometime in 2012, just in time to undercut Obama’s greatest accomplishment.”