March 28, 2012 The justices will hear arguments Wednesday over whether the health law's expansion of Medicaid for the poor unfairly forces the states to participate. And their decision could greatly affect the relationship between the federal government and the states.
March 28, 2012 If the Supreme Court decides that Congress exceeded its constitutional authority in enacting the part of the law that requires most Americans to either have health insurance starting in 2014 or pay a penalty, does that invalidate the rest of the law? And if not, how much, if any, of the rest of the law should it strike down?
March 27, 2012 The talent show outside the U.S. Supreme Court continued Tuesday as activists for and against President Obama's health care law sought to outdo each other with ever more artistic forms of protest.
March 27, 2012 Who offered the most intense questioning? The grimmest hypothetical example? The best food metaphor? Tuesday's session was filled with sharp rhetorical volleys and clever analogies. Here are the highlights.
March 27, 2012 Cameras aren't allowed. There are no broadcasts. No one's supposed to leave the courtroom and then come back in. But word is getting out as the Supreme Court takes up the health care overhaul.
March 27, 2012 On Day 2 of the sessions about the constitutionality of the health care overhaul, there were many tough questions for the government's lawyer. But it wasn't absolutely clear where the majority will come down, NPR's Nina Totenberg says.
March 27, 2012 The U.S. Supreme Court appeared split Tuesday on whether the federal government can force people to buy health insurance. "Three of the conservatives are clearly going to vote to strike it down — that would be justices Scalia, Alito and Thomas," NPR's Nina Totenberg reports from outside the court.
March 27, 2012 The health care overhaul law requires everybody to buy insurance. Critics see that as the ultimate threat to individual liberty. On day two of the health care hearings, the most conservative Supreme Court in decades takes up the question: Did Congress go too far?
March 26, 2012 Supporters and opponents of the law engaged in a sing-song call-and-response debate just in front of the court's towering marble steps.
March 26, 2012 Even though Monday's arguments were at times dominated by in-the-weeds references to tax codes, the morning provided moments of illumination and humor, as well as fodder for how the justices view their role in the case and how lawyers for both sides will be packaging their arguments in coming days.
March 26, 2012 A cat on a leash stretched out on the steps outside the Supreme Court while a chihuahua mix with health insurance showed her support for the Obama administration's health care law.