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3 days of hearings over, 2 justices may be key
San Francisco Chronicle

After three days of Supreme Court arguments, the questions justices asked the lawyers are the only tea leaves to read, however unreliable. That has led to the belief the fate of the health care law could lie with two justices. Justice Anthony Kennedy’s mixed queries left the most room for him to be seen as a possible swing vote to decide the issue. Chief Justice John Roberts also spoke up for both sides of the issue at times. The four Democratic-appointed justices seemed to champion the law. If they all support it, at least one of the court’s five Republican appointees would still be needed to uphold the law.