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Big stakes in Supreme Court health care challenge

WASHINGTON – If the complex legal issues arising from the constitutional challenge to the federal health care law weren’t enough, lawyers are bracing for the practical impact the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the case will have on their clients.

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In year-end report, Chief Justice aims at recusal critics

WASHINGTON – Chief Justice John G. Roberts used his annual year-end report to rebuff assertions by critics that some justices of the U.S. Supreme Court have flouted their ethical obligations by deciding not to recuse themselves from certain cases.

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Health care case puts spotlight on Supreme Court recusals

The U.S. Supreme Court has yet to decide whether to take up the constitutional challenge to the nation’s health care law, but already some critics are stepping up calls for two justices to recuse themselves from considering the case. Legal ethics experts say the case highlights a major problem at the Supreme Court: a lack of clear judicial recusal rules.

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