It's gotta be a great time to be in D.C. this week. The atmosphere – at least from what I can tell based on the photos moving across the Associated Press wire service – looks almost festive. It was even enough to draw that party animal of a GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum for a while.

But as we're all painfully aware, there's a lot more at stake than a stump speech or photo op. And while we'll find out in June—at the latest—how the Court rules on this little piece of history, the larger ramifications won't be felt until November when we return to the polls to elect our next president.

Now, I know there are probably dozens of people smarter than me pontificating about this already, but it can't hurt to throw my two cents in, right?

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