Justices Question Health-Care Options

    WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 28: A security officer walks along the west front of the U.S. Supreme Court Building on March 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. Today is the last of three day the high court set to hear arguments over the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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    In its final day of hearings on Obamacare, the Supreme Court examined the consequences of ruling the health-care legislation unconstitutional. Justice Antonin Scalia considered the political realities, saying that Washington’s “legislative inertia” would make a moot point of the law if the justices took the “heart out of the statute.” Other Justices said that a broad ruling that struck down the whole law was a political task for which the court is not suited. Also, a salvage job would be hard work. “You really want us to go through these 2,700 pages?” Scalia asked a White House lawyer.

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