Now Justice Kennedy has to endure the tremendous pressure. The two big bastions of liberalism in this country...the media and the universities...will go to work. There will be "off the record" discussions about his "legacy". There will be lots of "just between us" conversations about how the law might affect future generations...with lots of mentions of the "right side of history" and how he doesn't want to be known as the vote that "struck down" health care reform.
This bill is the "showpiece" legislation of a minority President with socialist leanings...so it's about as favored by the liberal elite as it's possible for a bill to be.