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Inside the Supreme Court III

  • 9:30 pm Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 by Jamie Dupree

As the U.S. Supreme Court wrapped up over six hours of arguments on the Obama health law on Wednesday afternoon, all sides left the courtroom without a clear idea of how the Justices might rule. “The idea all along was to get our opportunity to present our case to the …

Supreme Court Wrap

  • 2:40 pm Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 by Jamie Dupree

The U.S. Supreme Court wrapped up three days of arguments on the Obama health law on Wednesday with no clear road map on what the justices might do with the controversial law. The first arguments on Wednesday centered on what the justices should do if the individual mandate was to …

Supreme Court – Day Three

  • 12:20 pm Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 by Jamie Dupree

The U.S. Supreme Court struggled on Wednesday with the question of what to do with the underlying Obama health law, if the individual mandate is struck down by a majority of the Justices. Justice Antonin Scalia argued that if you “take the heart out” of the law, then the rest …

Supreme Court – Day Three Preview

  • 7:21 am Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 by Jamie Dupree

After Justice Anthony Kennedy made everyone sit up in the U.S. Supreme Court and realize that the individual mandate of the Obama health law could be in real danger, today the justices examine the next logical step – if the mandate is thrown out, what happens to the rest of …

Inside the Supreme Court II

  • 7:57 pm Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 by Jamie Dupree

I received some critical emails last week after I talked on the radio about how excited I was to cover the three days of historic health care arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court. You need to be “solemn” about it, one woman wrote, chiding me for showing News Exuberance. But …

The Solicitor General’s Tough Day

  • 2:01 pm Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 by Jamie Dupree

There was no reason to think that Tuesday’s arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court would be an especially difficult day for Solicitor General Donald Verrilli. His performance on Monday had been solid and the same was expected today. But from the outset, Verrilli seemed nervous, as he coughed during one …

Individual Mandate in Trouble

  • 1:50 pm Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 by Jamie Dupree

After two years of debate, the central question of the constitutionality of the individual mandate in the Obama health law went before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, and what emerged was the distinct possibility that a majority of justices could rule against the mandate. Legal experts have been wondering …

Supreme Court – Day Two Preview

  • 7:21 pm Monday, March 26th, 2012 by Jamie Dupree

After a first day of arguments which was more like an exhibition season scrimmage, the U.S. Supreme Court now moves into the meat of the legal fight over the Obama health law, with two hours of arguments on the constitutionality of the individual mandate. We saw some skirmishing in the …

Inside the Supreme Court

  • 2:45 pm Monday, March 26th, 2012 by Jamie Dupree

I spent well over three hours in the Supreme Court on Monday morning, a good chunk of it waiting for the Justices to start arguments on the Obama health law, which meant a lot of down time and some silly moments. Here’s my view from the inside – it’s meant …

Supreme Court – First Day

  • 12:16 pm Monday, March 26th, 2012 by Jamie Dupree

While the U.S. Supreme Court set aside 90 minutes for argument on the first day of its review of the Obama health reform law, it did not seem like there was an appetite among the Justices to side step the essential question of the constitutionality of the law itself. Instead, …