Obama Administration Likely to Attempt to Delay Supreme Court Consideration of Health Care LawMelancton Smith • Saturday August 27, 2011 5:38 AM PDT •
FoxNews.com has a good article on the likely legal strategy of the administration on the individual mandate. With the President facing a difficult reelection battle, he is expected to use all possible legal maneuvers to keep this issue out of the Supreme Court for fear that an adverse decision will further damage his reputation. This is but a delaying tactic—the issue will almost certainly be decided by the Supremes, the only question is when.
He will likely ask the full 11th Circuit to reconsider the opinion of a three-judge panel to strike down the law (see our post here), and, if he loses again, wait until the last possible minute to ask the High Court for review.