Rich Galen

According to Richard Wolf's excellent backgrounder in USA Today, the nine members of the Supreme Court will probably hold a preliminary vote as early as today, but

"That initial decision may be altered as drafts of majority and dissenting opinions are written, circulated and rewritten, often many times. It might even be reversed during the lengthy writing process if one or more justices switch sides."

The ruling isn't expected to be released until late June and, until then, you can be certain of one thing: It won't leak.

On the Secret Decoder Ring page today: Two excellent links. One to the Rich Wolf USA Today look at what happens now, and to Amy Howe's piece on the Medicaid issue.

Rich Galen

Rich Galen has been a press secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich. Rich Galen currently works as a journalist and writes at