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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Justices Risk Political Blowback With Health Care Case

Protesters who identified themselves as being with the Tea Party Patriots, demonstrate against the health care law outside of the Supreme Court in Washington on  Monday. (AP)

Protesters who identified themselves as being with the Tea Party Patriots, demonstrate against the health care law outside of the Supreme Court in Washington on Monday. (AP)

As the Supreme Court hears its most high-profile case since Bush v. Gore, we’ll consider how the judges might rule on President Obama’s health care reform law. Will the court be willing to risk the blowback of negative public opinion that followed the the Bush v. Gore and the Citizens United cases?

Guest:

  • Emily Bazelon, legal affairs editor for Slate

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  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the topic.  Unfortunately, your guest. Ms. Bazelon, speaks with such a nasal tone, combined with a strident intonation, that it’s difficult to listen.  After years as a faithful follower, I stopped listening to the Slate gabfest, too (I tried, I really did).  Maybe it’s time to invest in some valuable time with a vocal coach.  

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