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Speaker John Boehner issued a warning to his fellow House Republicans this week to avoid excessive celebrations should the Supreme Court strike down President Obama's landmark health care reform law.
"There will be no spiking of the ball," the House's top Republican wrote to his party's rank and file in a memo obtained by the Hill. "Republicans are focused on the economy. ... We will not celebrate at a time when millions of our fellow Americans remain out of work."
The memo makes no mention of how Republicans should react if the high court sides with the White House and upholds a law that has become a chief rallying point for conservatives this election cycle. While the memo suggests that Boehner thinks at least a partial overturn is likely, he avoided making any concrete predictions. "No one knows what the Court will decide," he wrote.
Meanwhile many, including Slate, are trying to make sense of the possible outcomes of the Supreme Court decision. The decision could come as soon as Monday.