Washington's 100-Degree Day of Contempt, Constitutionality and the Rule of Law
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I can say quite honestly that Thursday was among the most dramatic days I've ever seen unfold in Washington. Understanding that I was too young to witness the Kennedy funeral or the Nixon resignation firsthand, watching the Supreme Court uphold a sweeping health care law hours before the House of Representatives voted to find an attorney general in contempt of Congress - for the first time ever - was riveting.
On the steps of the Supreme Court, conservatives swore at Chief Justice John Roberts, who provided the tipping-point vote to uphold the Affordable Care Act, while one young woman, according to Slate's Dave Weigel, shrieked with happy joy at the decision because, she said, she suffers from lupus.
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