If the Supreme Court upholds Obamacare, screwball Nancy Pelosi may be right in predicting a six-to-three vote by the justices.
If one of the five supposedly conservative justices votes to uphold the law, a second one also may do so, switching from voting to strike it down to avoid a five-to-four vote against it, simply to promote public acceptance of the legitimacy of the court and its decision-making process.
A five-to-four vote on the controversial measure would never be accepted as legitimate because of valid questions about whether one of the justices, Elena Kagan, should have recused herself because of work she did on the abominable law as a member of the Obama administration before she was appointed to the court.
A six-to-three vote upholding the law would make such questions moot and give a ruling for it a semblance of legitimacy. Maintaining respect for the court always is the uppermost concern of its sitting justices notwithstanding their individual views on any particular issue.