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Court Can’t Kill Health Reform Without Collateral Damage: View

The commentariat can’t decide whether to give the Obama administration points for audacity, or to question its sanity. The Justice Department has asked the Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of its health-care reform sooner rather than later.

If the court takes up the challenge, it could deliver a decision before the end of its current term in June. That would be just in time to assure that health care will be a major issue in the presidential campaign.