Warning Shot

Obama Takes On Supreme Court

With all eyes on election ’12, there may be another fight shaping up: between Obama and the Supreme Court. We got a preview on Monday, when Obama warned the court that striking down his health-care law would be an example of exactly the sort of judicial activism conservatives decry. A group that backed the law, Protect Your Care, has promised to campaign against the court if it strikes down the legislation, and New York Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer said ruling against the law “would be so far out of the mainstream that the court would be the most activist in a century.” Though such talk won’t likely influence the court, it will set Obama up to blame the court if the law is struck down.