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Health ruling to end campaign mystery, unleash ads

June 28, 2012 • National News


A view of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. Saving its biggest case for last, the Supreme Court is expected to announce its verdict Thursday on President Barack Obama’s health care law. The outcome is likely to be a factor in the presidential campaign and help define John Roberts’ legacy as chief justice. But the court’s ruling almost certainly will not be the last word on America’s tangled efforts to address health care woes. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barely four months before the nation votes, one of the biggest factors in the fight for the White House still is a mystery. That will change on Thursday.

The Supreme Court’s expected ruling on President Barack Obama’s sweeping federal health care law will shape the contours of the presidential campaign through the summer and fall. Both Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney are primed to use the ruling — whatever it is — for political gain.

Obama expresses confidence the court will uphold his signature legislative initiative. But he won’t be shocked if a conservative majority Login to read more

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