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Yesterday, Twitchy spotlighted Day 1 of the Supreme Court oral arguments challenging the constitutionality of President Obama’s massive federal health insurance mandate.

Day 2 brought more clarity to the court’s thinking…and it’s not looking too good for the White House, if Twitter buzz is any indication.

Full audio from Day 2 of the arguments is available here. The full transcript is available here.

https://twitter.com/#!/LachlanMarkay/status/184693112717844481

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https://twitter.com/#!/SCOTUSblog/status/184672171669454848

If Justice Anthony M. Kennedy can locate a limiting principle in the federal government’s defense of the new individual health insurance mandate, or can think of one on his own, the mandate may well survive. If he does, he may take Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and a majority along with him. But if he does not, the mandate is gone. That is where Tuesday’s argument wound up — with Kennedy, after first displaying a very deep skepticism, leaving the impression that he might yet be the mandate’s savior.

If the vote had been taken after Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., stepped back from the lectern after the first 56 minutes, and the audience stood up for a mid-argument stretch, the chances were that the most significant feature of the Affordable Care Act would have perished in Kennedy’s concern that it just might alter the fundamental relationship between the American people and their government. But after two arguments by lawyers for the challengers — forceful and creative though they were — at least doubt had set in. and expecting the demise of the mandate seemed decidedly premature.

https://twitter.com/#!/SCOTUSblog/status/184666036375797760

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