High court bookends year with landmarks on health care, marriage

Affordable Care Act decision defines the Roberts Court so far; Arizona immigration case was another landmark

, The National Law Journal


In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ended one historic constitutional debate and stepped into another. The justices created blockbuster bookends to the year when they upheld the nation's new health care law after an extraordinary three days of argument in March, and when they agreed in December to hear one of the most important civil rights challenges in a generation, involving same-sex marriage.

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