In ACA Ruling, A Warning Not To Read High Court Tea Leaves

Law360, New York (June 28, 2012, 7:56 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding the crux of the health care reform law was a big win for the White House and its top lawyer, Solicitor General Don Verrilli, whose shaky performance at oral arguments in March fueled a public perception that the law might be struck down.

The ruling surprised some court watchers, who seized on Verrilli's at times flustered and meandering performance in the face of unexpectedly harsh questioning from conservative justices. In the weeks between the oral arguments and Thursday's decision, the...
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