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    In Pictures: Conservatives Rally Against Obamacare at the Court

    Heritage was on the scene at the Supreme Court today as the justices began the second day of hearings on Obamacare (as we were yesterday). Protesters gathered in front of the Court, expressing their opposition to Obamacare and the individual mandate. Here are some pictures from the Court.

    Video: Individual Mandate Under Fire: Obamacare at the Court, Day 2

    The packed hearing room of the Supreme Court was a who’s who of lawyers and political leaders this morning, all of whom witnessed what was an undeniably bad day for the Obama Administration and its defense of the President’s health care law. Paul Clement and Michael Carvin, attorneys representing those … More

    Audio and Transcript: Obamacare at the Supreme Court, Day Two

    Obamacare saw its second day at the Supreme Court today. Heritage staff will have in-depth analysis of the day’s events later today (read our preview here). For now, here is audio and a full transcript of today’s two hours of arguments. Full audio of Obamacare at the Supreme Court, day … More

    Obamacare at the Court Preview: Day 2, The Individual Mandate

    Call it the main event: after a day puzzling over whether Obamacare’s fines on those who don’t buy insurance constitute a tax or a penalty—an important threshold issue, to be sure, but one that hasn’t quite captured the public’s imagination—the Court today will hear oral argument regarding one of the … More

    Monday's Obamacare Argument: A Taste of Things to Come

    The biggest news from the Supreme Court’s oral argument on Obamacare today is that no justice indicated he or she would be troubled reaching the merits of the larger constitutional challenges to the law. The issue today was whether the Anti-Injunction Act (AIA) would bar the Court from considering the … More

    Morning Bell: Obamacare Comes before the Supreme Court

    Rare is the occasion when the nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gather to hear three days of arguments, and rarer still is when it is for a case like Obamacare — one that cuts to the core of the Constitution and whose outcome could fundamentally alter the role … More

    Obamacare at the Court: Day 1

    This morning, shortly after 10 am, Chief Justice John Roberts will open oral argument in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services v. Florida on the issue of whether challenges to ObamaCare’s individual mandate are barred at this time by the Anti-Injunction Act (AIA).  The AIA requires individuals challenging most … More

    Obamacare in the Supreme Court 101: Deliberations, Rulings and Impacts

    On Monday—two years after President Obama signed Obamacare into law—the Supreme Court will hear arguments challenging the health law’s constitutionality.  Heralded as the case of the century, the oral arguments heard and, ultimately, the Court’s decisions will set the precedent for hundreds of future legal rulings. They also will determine … More

    Obamacare's Two-Year Anniversary

    Today marks the two-year anniversary of President Obama signing into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which will go down in the history books as “Obamacare.” With the Supreme Court poised to hear oral argument in the 26 states’ and NFIB’s challenge to the Act next week, members … More