The Supreme Court's 5-4 compromise decision on President Obama's healthcare overhaul rejected the administration legal argument, but kept the substance of the policy. There are political advantages -- and concerns -- for both parties, and both presidential candidates, as they look ahead to November. Also, Congressional opponents of the the Affordable Care Act plan a House vote on repeal as early as week after next. But the likelihood of getting the necessary 60-plus votes in the Senate would seem to be pretty slim, even if the GOP wins control of both houses this fall. And, by an overwhelming majority the House voted Thursday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal and civil contempt of Congress over the matter of who knew what and when in the ATF's bungled firearms sting known as Fast and Furious. More than 100 Democrats walked out of the chamber when the vote was called. But what are the practical implications for the AG and and the Obama Administration?
NPR correspondent Mike Pesca fills in for the vacationing Matt Miller. From the Right, we welcome newcomer John Eastman, Professor of Law and former Dean of Chapman University Law School. He’s also a former law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
Banner image: Obamacare supporters celebrate as they respond to the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Health Act June 28, 2012 in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images