The justices will now conveneDebate and then concur well
Petitioner is David King
Respondent is Ms. Burwell
The question that’s before the courtThe matter that’s “in res”
Is simply if the blinking law
Means the things it says
I’m glad the court took up the billFor clarity, we need it
Now someone back in Washington
Will have to sit and read it
They need to parse each paragraph
There’s so much that’s at stake
I hope there’s Red Bull in reserve
To keep the bench awake
I’m no Supreme Court JusticeBut there can’t be much debate
The law says plans are subsidized
If purchased through “a State”
Though, as they’ve now admittedThe plan was just a trick
Subsidies were carrots
All the rest…a stick
They thing they hadn’t counted onThe outcome that’s so strange is
Some governors could not be fooled
And didn’t set up exchanges
But that didn’t stop the IRS(I think they’re off their meds)
They said that they could subsidize
Exchanges run by Feds
Opponents quickly pointed outThe law says no such thing
Ms. Burwell, though, consented.
Then enter, Mr. King.
And now the Court has granted “cert.”Who thought it’d come so far?
Here’s hoping Mr. Gruber learns
How clever judges are.