The only way this works for the Administration is if they’re confident they’ll win, which this push seems to suggest.
The Obama administration asked the Supreme Court on Wednesday to hear a case concerning the 2010 health care overhaul law. The development, which came unexpectedly fast, makes it all but certain that the court will soon agree to hear one or more cases involving challenges to the law, with arguments by the spring and a decision by June, in time to land in the middle of the 2012 presidential campaign.
If Romney is the nominee I’m not sure this is a bad thing for him any more than it is for Obama. That is unless Justice Kennedy gets unpredictable because of the pressure of the election set up and backs away.