November 15, 2011 Since 1970, the court has limited oral arguments to 30 minutes per side. But there have been notable exceptions. Bush v. Gore lasted 90 minutes and two campaign finance cases clocked in at four hours each.
September 8, 2011 The court did not rule on the constitutional issues raised by the lawsuits.
August 12, 2011 A U.S. appeals court Friday has found the mandate in President Obama's health care law that requires individuals to purchase health insurance to be unconstitutional. The 2-1 ruling on a suit brought by 26 states agreed with a lower court in ruling against the "individual mandate," but it upheld the rest of the law.
July 12, 2011 The health care overhaul law calls for an independent board to make recommendations for ways to reduce Medicare payments without cutting benefits or increasing costs to beneficiaries. But Congressmen from both sides of the aisle are growing doubtful that such a board will work.
July 5, 2011 Two out of every three Americans between 50 and 75 are up-to-date with colon cancer screening guidelines. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says doctors still need to recommend everyone else that they be screened.
June 20, 2011 McKinsey and Company released its methodology for a controversial survey that found as many as 30 percent of employers might drop health insurance after the new health law takes effect in 2014. But critics are anything but assuaged.
April 28, 2011 Overcrowding in emergency rooms isn't caused by people who don't have insurance — it's caused by people who do, but still can't find a doctor to treat them. And doctors say there is not nearly enough attention paid to emergency departments in the new health care law.
April 6, 2011 Moving Medicare beneficiaries from public to private insurance — as the House GOP has proposed — could actually end up slowing the introduction of life-saving medical technology, the Congressional Budget Office says. That's the concern that led Republicans to oppose the president's health law last year.
February 28, 2011 States unhappy with the new federal health care law may be able to create their own version of the overahaul in 2014 — not 2017, as the law currently states. President Barack Obama told a gathering of the nation's governors Monday that he's open to amending the law.
December 6, 2010 High court expert Stuart Taylor says the the lack of clear precedents could mean an overturn of the health law. He adds that precedents are on both sides and the court's conservative tilt could lead it to rule the new law unconstitutional.