The Department of Justice announced today that it will file a petition with the Supreme Court seeking an expedited review of the sole court of appeals decision challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act). The Obama Administration is eager to have the Supreme Court decide the issue of the constitutionality of the law apparently because the administration believes the court will uphold the law. ThinkProgress says they have reason to be confident in the final outcome citing testimony before the House Judiciary Committee in February by former acting Solicitor General Walter Dellinger. Dellinger predicted not only that the Supreme Court would reject the meritless lawsuits challenging the Affordable Care Act, but also that the opinion would be written by conservative Chief Justice John Roberts. Here is a video of part of Dellinger’s testimony.
Read more here: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2011/02/16/171940/roberts-aca/