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High Profile Judge Hints That Decision To Strike Health Law ‘Would Be A Mistake’

The Wall Street Journal reports that Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson said the high court should "think twice" about overturning the law. In other health law news, the White House's under-the-radar effort to build support for the overhaul appears to be working.

The Wall Street Journal's Law Blog: Judge Wilkinson Hints That Overturning Obamacare Would Be A Mistake
And last month, receiving the Federalist Society's Lifetime Service Award at Georgetown University, Judge Wilkinson hinted that the high court he nearly joined should think twice before striking down the symbol of everything contemporary conservatives revile -- the health care overhaul President Barack Obama signed into law over near-unanimous Republican opposition (Bravin, 5/3).

The Hill: Obama's Below-The-Radar Push Builds Support For Health Care Reform Law
The Obama administration is employing an aggressive ground game to build support for its controversial health care law that often reaches beyond the Beltway. While President Obama doesn't mention health care much in his public appearances, the administration consistently touts its popular reforms to make the case for a law with an approval rating stuck just below 50 percent. In the two years since Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, the administration has released a deluge of positive reports, press releases and blog posts from the White House and the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) (Baker and Viebeck, 5/3).

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