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Justices to focus today on heart of health care case
San Francisco Chronicle

The Supreme Court’s examination of the health care law focuses on the hard constitutional questions today after a lead-off day spent on whether an obscure 1867 tax law delays a decision until 2015. Justice Antonin Scalia, the court’s long-time conservative champion, said that in cases when such issues are not clear, “courts are not deprived of jurisdiction,” meaning the 1867 tax law should not short-circuit a ruling on health care.

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