June 28, 2012 But court observers caution it is too soon to add the chief justice to the list of those who acted in unexpected ways once they joined the Supreme Court.
June 28, 2012 The Supreme Court's decision to uphold nearly all of the federal health care law produced very different reactions in Central Florida. Josephine Mercado, the founder of a health care nonprofit, says she plans to party. But congressional hopeful Todd Long says it's a blow to Americans' freedom.
June 28, 2012 Chief Justice John Roberts cast the decisive fifth vote, crafted an unusual and precedent-setting opinion, and upheld the health care law. The complicated, nearly 200-page ruling initially provoked confusion but ultimately left President Obama's key legislative achievement largely intact.
June 28, 2012 In its opinion, the court said that for constitutional purposes, the individual mandate is a tax. But for the purpose of the Anti-Injunction Act, it is not a tax. How can that be?
June 28, 2012 The Supreme Court's decision upholding the centerpiece of President Obama's health care legislation was based on a legal rationale that for some experts was very surprising.
June 28, 2012 And it took it from an obscure outlet for insiders to the talk of the media world.
June 28, 2012 President Obama's big victory on the law so identified with him that it's called "Obamacare" means he can campaign more boldly on the law as a major achievement. He also won't have to counter claims that he wasted the first years of his presidency.
June 28, 2012 The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the Affordable Care Act. Use this interactive to see key portions of the ruling.
June 28, 2012 Chief Justice John Roberts said the requirement that individuals have health coverage or pay a penalty falls within Congress' power to impose taxes. On the issue of Medicaid expansion, a majority of the court said Congress can expand Medicaid, but can't strip states of all their Medicaid funds if they fail to participate in that expansion.
June 28, 2012 The decision is a victory for the Obama administration over critics who said the health care overhaul was unconstitutional.
June 28, 2012 Three months after historic arguments before the high court over the constitutionality of the administration's sweeping health care law, we are about to find out if it will hold up.
June 27, 2012 Specifically, the court has been asked whether the part of the Affordable Care Act that would expand Medicaid to an estimated 17 million more people over the next 10 years is an unconstitutional infringement of states' rights. The court's decision on the health care law is expected Thursday.
June 24, 2012 This week, the Supreme Court is almost certain to issue its decision on the constitutionality of President Obama's health care law. The decision could have far-reaching implications for the legal landscape, the nation's health care system and even the Supreme Court's legacy.
June 22, 2012 One of the most popular parts of the health overhaul law is a provision that lets parents keep children on their insurance policies until age 26. Several big insurers say they plan to keep that in place even if the Supreme Court strikes down the rest of the law. But it may not be so easy.
June 20, 2012 The effort, dubbed "Fortnight for Freedom," will involve praying, fasting and rallies against what the Catholic bishops call an assault on religious freedom by the Obama administration. But parishioners worry that the movement is splitting the church.