A go-to source for coverage of this week’s Supreme Court decisions was SCOTUSBlog, which covered the news live and posted this at 10:08 a.m. while other news organizations were still digesting the 193-page ruling:
“The individual mandate survives as a tax.”
Then, 5 minutes later, blog co-founder and lawyer Tom Goldstein posted this, which @lohudopinion and others cited in a tweet:
“The entire ACA is upheld, with the exception that the federal government’s power to terminate states’ Medicaid funds is narrowly read.”
Going into Thursday, SCOTUSBlog reporter Lyle Denniston had told The Washington Post, “It’s our number one ambition to be first and beat everybody,”
The pressure was on, and the blog delivered — to its largest audience yet: at least 900,000 people, says The Atlantic, compared with 100,000 on its second largest day, which was Monday.
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ABOVE: An artist’s rendering shows Chief Justice John Roberts, center, speaking Thursday at the Supreme Court in Washington. From left are Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan. (Dana Verkouteren/AP)