June 28 (Reuters) - As the justices handed down their
decision on President Barack Obama's healthcare law this
morning, Reuters was on-site to cover both the historic ruling
and the histrionics on the steps of the Supreme Court.
From the belly dancers gyrating for "change" to spot
analysis of Chief Justice John Roberts' majority opinion, our
reporters live-blogged the entire event.
For a look back at our minute-by-minute coverage, visit our
archived live blog.
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"The ... requirement that certain individuals pay a financial penalty for not obtaining health insurance may reasonably be characterized as a tax," wrote Chief Justice John Roberts.
Broccoli, cellphones and the Obama healthcare law
At issue on Day 2: Whether Congress has the power to require
people to buy medical insurance or face a penalty -- a key
provision of the Affordable Care Act.
Twitter coverage of Supreme Court gets shut down
A lawyer discovered how far the high court will go to close
itself off from the public when it hears a case, no matter how
many people on Twitter may be interested.
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The Supreme Court's decision in the Arizona immigration case
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Stern Advice: The Supreme Court, healthcare and you
The political consequences of the justices' decision may be
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U.S. Supreme Court: Never mind the 9. Meet the 36.
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In the healthcare case, orphans get parents
Two lawyers have been chosen by the Supreme Court to present
so-called orphan arguments -- positions neither side in the case
will defend but which the nine justices have a keen interest in
With friends like these
So many friends. So little love. Such is the state of the
amicus, or "friend of the court," briefs that have piled up in
the upcoming case involving President Obama's healthcare reform
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