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Justices’ health care queries no ruling predictor
San Francisco Chronicle

When Supreme Court justices picked apart the government’s arguments in defense of President Obama’s health care overhaul, they buoyed hopes of the law’s opponents that it would be ruled unconstitutional. A 2009 challenge to the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act offers a cautionary note. In both cases, the justices repeatedly interrupted as the administration made its case. They injected comments and posed questions that pointed toward a court-ordered upheaval.