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Coakley and Cuccinelli Debate The Health Law

Two prominent state attorneys general examined the health law case before the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, Reuters reports that some senators are pushing to get television cameras in the Supreme Court.

Kaiser Health News: Coakley v. Cuccinelli: Attorneys General Debate The Health Law
State attorneys general Martha Coakley and Ken Cuccinelli won't be arguing the constitutionality of the 2010 health law before the Supreme Court in late March, but they brought their opposing cases before the National Press Club in Washington on Thursday (Torres, 2/9). Video is also available.

Reuters: Senate Panel Approves Bill To Televise High Court
Justices have long opposed TV cameras in their courtroom, saying they would be disruptive. But backers say such coverage would help provide public scrutiny. On a vote of 11-7, the Judiciary Committee sent the measure to the full Senate for consideration. A similar bill was approved by the committee last year but failed to become law. Among other cases, the nine-member court is expected to decide later this year the legality of President Barack Obama's landmark overhaul of the U.S. health care system (2/9).

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