Did the high court spring a health-care leak?
Washington has long provided real-life fodder for Hollywood thrillers. Last week, the nation’s capital came through once again with the Supreme Court’s historic decision to uphold Obamacare. Normally the “reliable conservative,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. voted with the four more liberal members of the court to hand the president a victory. The conspiracy theories began almost immediately, with some suggesting that Roberts had switched from “nay” to “yea” at the last minute. And then the bombshell: CBS News correspondent Jan Crawford cited two sources with “specific knowledge of the deliberations” — justices? court employees? — confirming that the chief justice had had a change of heart. Just as intriguing, Crawford reported: Roberts’s fellow conservatives tried furiously — and unsuccessfully — to bring him back into the fold. With Washington still buzzing a week later, can a John Grisham-style thriller be far behind?
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