March Madness at SCOTUS

So the schedule for the remainder of the current term of SCOTUS is out, and oral arguments in King v. Burwell are initially planned for March 4–the last case to be argued before decisions start rolling out in June.

Expect enormous attention to be paid to whatever words come out of the mouth of the Chief Justice, presumed to be the swing vote in the challenge to Obamacare subsidies. And if the odds look good for the challenge, we’ll enter a strange twilight period in which the impact of the loss of subsidies for millions of people are weighed everywhere, and federal and/or state contingency plans are adopted–or not.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.