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Supreme Court on health care law: What’s going on in there?

Moments ago on Fox News Channel: A report on U.S. relations with Russa. The chyron: “President Obama to Russia: More Flexibility After the Elections.”

Moments ago on MSNBC: A segment on the Trayvon Martin case. “What Should Congress Do?”

Moments ago on CNN: A “Happening Now” segment on the Supreme Court’s oral argument on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Report takes place outside the building, which looks majestic.

Moments ago inside the Supreme Court: Three days of oral arguments begin in one of the most consequential cases in years. Lawyers and justices spar over a law that’s central to the presidential race, the economy, the culture, the people.

A robust 0.00013 percent of the U.S. population is seeing it live, or at all. For the rest of us, there will be tapes. Not video tapes, mind you, but audio tapes that’ll make it hard to figure out who’s talking to whom (C-Span will identify the speakers on the screen as the audio tape proceeds).

Such a beautiful spring day, yet not enough sunlight in the country’s highest court.

Erik Wemple writes the Erik Wemple blog, where he reports and opines on media organizations of all sorts.


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