Obergefell v. Hodges, is a double defeat for conservatives. At the same moment that a majority of the Court declared the United States to be a marriage equality nation, Chief Justice Roberts announced to his fellow conservatives that their most ambitious legal cases are doomed to failure.
King v. Burwell is the most perfect victory that the Obama administration could have achieved in this case. It not only preserves Obamacare today, it sharply limits the scope of future cases seeking to undermine the law.
A 2013 study published in the American Journal of Public Health determined that “for each 1 percentage point increase in proportion of household gun ownership, the firearm homicide rate increased by 0.9%.″
Conservative legal groups, messaging shops, think tanks and academics are already gearing up to ensure that, should the Supreme Court decide to undercut Obamacare, King v. Burwell will do maximal damage to the nation's economy and to the millions of Americans whose health care is endangered.