U.S. Supreme Court

10:20am

Mon March 26, 2012
The Two-Way

At The Supreme Court: Hints That Justices Will Rule On Health Care's Merits

  • Supreme Court session; March 26, 2012

With the question on Day 1 being whether the Supreme Court can even take up the issue of whether President Obama's health care law is constitutional, NPR's Nina Totenberg says she saw "a bunch of justices groping for a way to get to the merits of this case" as they began three days of oral arguments about the law.

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5:30am

Mon March 26, 2012
The Two-Way

The Arguments Begin: Supreme Court Takes Up Health Care Starting Today

Originally published on Mon March 26, 2012 5:35 am

Outside the Supreme Court on Sunday, some of those who were lined up to get seats inside the courtroom.
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Here's how we'll be following the Supreme Court's three days of oral arguments about the President Obama's health care overhaul law, which as we've previously noted begin today.

As we always try to do when major stories are developing, we'll watch for key moments and pass along the news as soon as possible.

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2:00am

Mon March 26, 2012
Law

Supreme Court Watchers Vie For Front Row Seats

Originally published on Mon March 26, 2012 3:29 am

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Today the U.S. Supreme Court begins hearing oral arguments on the president's health care law. Six hours of arguments will be spread over three days. The court rarely takes that much time for a case. There are only 400 seats available inside the court. Outside the court, people began lining up as early as last Friday to get what they think could be a front row seat to history. NPR's Sonari Glinton reports from the steps of the Supreme Court.

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2:00am

Mon March 26, 2012
Law

Employers Monitor Health Care Law Arguments

The Supreme Court won't rule on President Obama's health care case until June. Republicans vow to repeal the law if they win big in November. David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal, talks to David Greene about how the ruling could affect doctors, hospitals, employers and consumers.

10:01pm

Sun March 25, 2012
Judging The Health Care Law

Supreme Court Word Search: Health Care

When the U.S. Supreme Court hears challenges to the Obama administration's health care law this week, the arguments will be complex, with questions about states' rights, mandatory insurance, and Medicaid.

To introduce those concepts — and to give the rest of us something to do while the court hears six hours of arguments — we offer a word search game. The grid below features many words you'll likely hear this week, as NPR's Nina Totenberg reports from the court.

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