If what the regime’s lawyer was doing was “able and skillful”, then I would not care to see him when he was inept and clumsy in his presentation.
The train wreck got turned into a plane crash as it was. Why, if Donald Verrilli were to have had a bad day, this may have gone poorly for the regime.
As it is, the Ragin’ Cajun, James Carville, says there’s just nothing but good gonna come out of this case, no matter how it is decided. If the whole act is overthrown, then the Republicans got to come up with some alternative, and if only parts are thrown out, then there is still time and enough good will to get it fixed.
Or the whole act might stand as the current regime’s signature achievement.
I may be wrong but I believe Carville, Pelosi and a lot of other Rats are doing damage control to cover themselves should this be thrown out.