'It may of course seem tempting to press the advantage when one seemingly has a judicial majority at hand. But this wheel shall turn. Lasting credibility on an issue such as judicial restraint requires us to practice it, as the old saying goes, when the shoe pinches as well as when it comforts.'
-- Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, quoted in Jess Bravin's Wall Street Journal article entitled "Judge Wilkinson Hints that Overturning Obamacare Would Be a Mistake." (IntLawGrrls' posts on the Obama Administration health care initiative are available here.) (photo credit) A member of the federal bench since 1984, the judge made the comment at Georgetown University Law Center in April, on receiving the Federalist Society's Lifetime Service Award.