Linda Dorr (left) and Keli Carender chant along with other demonstrators in front of the Supreme Court on Wednesday. John Rose/NPR hide caption

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Justices Ask: Can Health Law Stand If Mandate Fails?

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Justices To Hear Arguments Over Heart Of Health Law

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Demonstrators both for and against the new health care law turned out on the steps of the Supreme Court on Tuesday. John Rose/NPR hide caption

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Mandate's Fate Seems To Rest On Kennedy, Roberts

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On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will consider whether Congress can require people to buy health insurance. Adam Cole/NPR hide caption

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Justices Tackle The Big Question: Can Congress Force You To Buy Insurance?

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A protester holds up a copy of the U.S. Constitution outside the Supreme Court on Monday in Washington, D.C. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tax Fight A Prelude To Supreme Court Fireworks

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4 Questions That Could Make Or Break The Health Care Law

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Former Solicitor General Paul D. Clement speaks during a forum at the Georgetown University Law Center on March 9. Clement will be arguing against President Obama's health care act in the Supreme Court next week. Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP hide caption

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The Legal Wunderkind Challenging The Health Law

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Solicitor General Don Verrilli grew up in Connecticut and received his law degree from Columbia Law School. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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The Man Behind The Defense Of Obama's Health Law

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Supreme Court Rules On Plea-Bargain Rights

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Mike and Chantell Sackett of Priest Lake, Idaho, pose for a photo in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on Oct. 14, 2011. The court ruled unanimously Wednesday that property owners have a right to prompt review by a judge of an important tool used by the Environmental Protection Agency to address water pollution. Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, shown on Capitol Hill in April 2011, wrote the court's ruling Wednesday that for the most part, plea bargaining determines "who goes to jail and for how long. It is not some adjunct to the criminal justice system. It is the criminal justice system." Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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High Court Expands Defendants' Plea Bargain Rights

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Vice President Dick Cheney defends the Bush administration's policy on the war in Iraq in an address to the American Legion's annual conference in Washington, D.C., in 2006. Leslie E. Kossoff/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Confronting The VP May Be Impolite. Is It A Crime?

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Daniel Coleman outside the U.S. Supreme Court after oral arguments in his case in January. On Tuesday, the justices ruled against Coleman, holding that that states cannot be sued for money damages for failing to give an employee time off to recover from an illness under the Family and Medical Leave Act. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday in two cases that ask whether it is constitutional to sentence juveniles to life in prison without parole. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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High Court Debates Life Without Parole For Juveniles

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