What Questions Did Supreme Court Justices Ask? - PICTURES


March 26, 2012, 12:05 p.m.

In the first day of or­al ar­gu­ments over the 2010 Af­ford­able Care Act, most of the nine Su­preme Court justices seemed skep­tic­al of ar­gu­ments that it is too soon to even think about rul­ing on the law’s con­sti­tu­tion­al­ity. All 90 minutes of ar­gu­ments on Monday centered on a law called the Anti-In­junc­tion Act, which pre­vents cit­izens from chal­len­ging a tax un­til that tax has been im­posed and paid. The health care law re­quires every­one to have health in­sur­ance or pay a fine, and the is­sue be­ing de­bated on Monday was wheth­er that fine amounts to a tax. Here’s how some of the justices weighed in:

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