Supreme Court Obama Care Oral Arguments: Hottest Ticket in Town

The Supreme Court of the United States weighing in on the constitutionality of ObamaCare…

Most important Supreme Court decision in a decade?  Probably, but only because Bush v. Gore was just outside the threshold.  Can you even begin to imagine what an Al Gore presidency would have looked like?

Most important Supreme Court decision for the next decade?  Absolutely.

No wonder people are crawling over one another to get a seat in the room for oral arguments.

WALL STREET JOURNAL:  With only about 400 seats in the court—and no TV or radio broadcasts, or any commercial photos or recordings, period—the limited chance to witness arguments in one of the highest profile legal battles in memory has triggered an equally historic scramble, even by the local standard of exceptionally big egos and sharp elbows.

The central issue is whether the law’s requirement that most Americans carry insurance or pay a fee violates the Constitution.

People not in the courtroom during arguments will have to rely on secondhand reports on lawyers’ arguments—and justice questions—until the official audio recordings are released at week’s end.

In general, court officials said, most seats are reserved for members of the Supreme Court bar, court staff, the dueling parties, tickets controlled by the justices themselves—about nine apiece—tickets controlled by court officers and the media.

Usually, at least 50 seats are reserved for people waiting in line. Others can wait in a separate line for a three-minute glimpse of the proceedings.

 

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