What the Justices Asked on Day 2 of Health Care Arguments - PICTURES

March 27, 2012, 11:50 a.m.

On the second day of ar­gu­ments over the health care law, the gov­ern­ment ar­gued in fa­vor of the 2010 meas­ure’s man­date that Amer­ic­ans buy in­sur­ance. The lib­er­al mem­bers — Ruth Bader Gins­burg, Steph­en Brey­er, So­nia So­to­may­or, and Elena Kagan — mostly seemed sym­path­et­ic to the gov­ern­ment’s ar­gu­ment. Samuel Alito and Ant­on­in Scalia ap­peared to side with the law’s chal­lengers. Ques­tions from Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice An­thony Kennedy sug­ges­ted that they might be skep­tic­al of the man­date’s con­sti­tu­tion­al­ity. Clar­ence Thomas was, as usu­al, si­lent. Here’s a look at some of the ques­tions: 

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