As fate would have it, the U.S. Supreme Court takes up the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act almost exactly two years after its hurried, confusing passage.

While that might seem slow by real-life standards, for legal proceedings that's light speed. Not only that, but the justices have promised a decision by June, almost unheard of even by today's instant gratification standards.

The court could rule a number of different ways—as we've already reported here—from simply upholding the law, to throwing out the mandate to scrapping the entire legislation. And I've already gone on record saying that I honestly think this thing will be upheld, though I'd be more than happy to be proven wrong this time.

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