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Clement (Associated Press/Photo by Charles Dharapak)

Day three

Supreme Court | On the final day of arguments, the high court was torn about whether to strike down the entire healthcare law
by Emily Belz
Posted 3/28/12, 09:08 pm

WASHINGTON-A day after the U.S. Supreme Court seemed ready to strike down the individual mandate as unconstitutional, all of the justices were perplexed about what would happen to the rest of the 2,700-page law if they did.

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 Clement argues before the court (AP/Dana Verkouteren)

Day two

Supreme Court | After Tuesday's oral arguments, survival of the healthcare law's individual mandate appears in doubt
by Emily Belz
Posted 3/27/12, 09:07 pm

WASHINGTON-In the space of two hours of oral arguments, the U.S. Supreme Court seemed ready to overturn the center of the healthcare law. But Democrats comforted themselves that oral arguments often don't express the court's position.

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Associated Press/Photo by Charles Dharapak

Day one

Supreme Court | Religious rally creates a circus outside while first arguments over the healthcare law go on inside the court
by Emily Belz
Posted 3/26/12, 09:03 pm

WASHINGTON-On Monday morning, George Washington University student Chris Crawford sat on the sidewalk outside the U.S. Supreme Court after waiting up all night for a chance to go inside to hear oral arguments over the national healthcare law passed in 2010.

"I came to witness history," he said, pulling out his rations for the day: a loaf of bread and some apples. He's not drinking much water because he doesn't want to have to leave his spot in line to go to a restroom. "This is one of the biggest cases of my lifetime."

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