Sometime soon the US Supreme Court will decide if the Obama administration’s comprehensive reform of the health care system violates the Constitution. One federal appeals court has upheld the act. A second has no. One of the most important pieces of domestic legislation in decades may stand or fall on the vote on a single member of a politically divided Supreme Court. In 1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt faced a similar situation, only much worse and with even higher stakes.
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