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HEY, IT’S CONSTITUTIONAL: In a victory for President Obama, the Supreme Court decided to uphold his signature health care law’s individual mandate in a split decision, upending speculation after hostile-seeming oral arguments in March that the justices would overturn the law. The mandate has been upheld as a tax, according to SCOTUSblog, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the liberal wing of the court. Twenty six states sued over the law, arguing that the individual mandate, which requires people to buy health insurance or face a fine starting in 2014, was unconstitutional.
ALSO TODAY (BESIDES HEALTH CARE), Court struck down the Stolen Valor Act.
A LOOK AT ALL THE DRAMA. The final days of Supreme Court terms nearly always promise drama as well as a fair amount of sorrow and jubilation, depending on your viewpoint.
SIMPLY GREAT REPORTING: Jeremy Meyer and Sara Burnett of The Denver Post, helped by aerial photography, today broke the story of 300 homes destroyed by the devastating Waldo Canyon Fire.Officials had only agreed that houses were destroyed, but they were unwilling to put a number to it.
AS IT SHOULD BE, limited fireworks displays planned next week.
BIG CHANGES AHEAD in Arapahoe DA’s office.
NUCLEAR GAS? Sounds dangerous, no matter how you drill it.
UP TO THE VOTERS: Memorial Health Systems lease in Colorado Springs.
PLANNING SUIT: Tom Tancredo’s group.
TODAY’S ANNOUNCEMENTS from the Colorado Court of Appeals
COLORADO COURT OF APPEALS’ oral argument schedule.
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