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The big news at the Court this week was the return of Obamacare in King v. Burwell. See some of the many takes on the case below:
- The New York Times Magazine recounted the case’s history and previewed the major issues at stake.
- Using both an algorithm and human predictions, the statistical analysis site FiveThirtyEight reviewed the likelihood of various outcomes for the case, ultimately concluding that the case is a toss-up.
- Law professor Abigail Moncrieff argued in the New Republic that the Court will rule in favor of Obamacare.
- In The New York Times, Adam Liptak reported on Wednesday’s oral argument, observing that the Court appeared closely divided.
- SCOTUSblog’s Mark Walsh provided a more colorful portrait of the oral argument.
- By counting questions asked during oral argument, ISCOTUS author Ed Lee predicted a loss for the government.
- ISCOTUS director Chris Schmidt noted that the justices all played their parts pretty much as expected and expressed doubt that the Court would overturn the law.
- Chief Justice Roberts cast the decisive vote for Obamacare the last time around. Will he again prove to be the deciding factor? Or will that distinction go to Justice Kennedy?
In defiance of the Supreme Court’s ruling, the Alabama Supreme Court barred same-sex marriages from proceeding in the state on Tuesday.
The Court announced the argument schedule for its final sitting of this Term, which will include the highly anticipated same-sex marriage cases.