The Supreme Court can't let the public's already shaky opinion of it get any worse. If Obamacare isn't upheld, it's further evidence that the court decides according to partisan politics, rather than legal principle.
The US Supreme Court is facing growing disdain from the American public, increasing the odds that the majority will uphold constitutionality of President Obama's health care mandate.
The Supreme Court declined without comment the case of 250 former Abu Ghraib detainees whose lawsuit against private contractors, for allegedly abusing and torturing Abu Ghraib inmates, had been thrown out of federal court.
Eight federal judges argue that Congress violated the Constitution when it nixed scheduled judicial pay hikes. They want an appeals court to overturn its own precedent or let the case move to the Supreme Court.