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Health care ruling spurs employment action, tort debate

Ruling, carefully crafted by Roberts, also shapes Court’s image

WASHINGTON – As lawyers, lawmakers and legal experts continue to digest the 193-page U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding most of the federal health care law, including its individual insurance coverage mandate, one thing is clear: the decision will make an indelible impact on the way lawmakers create law, the way many attorneys work and the legacy of Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.’s Court. But more immediately, the ruling in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius means that it’s time for many lawyers and their clients affected by the law to get moving quickly to prepare for its implementation next year.
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