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No Health Law Ruling Today, But Scotus-Watchers Remain On Edge

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From about 10 am until 10:26 today, I though I might have some kind of bad cardiac event, or maybe even a stroke.

My heart raced, I felt dizzy and slightly nauseous. I couldn't move. I emailed a colleague citing my rising anxiety level.

I hadn't just eaten a vat of fried dough, nor was I experiencing a post-strenuous-exercise collapse.

Along with tens of thousands of others (70,000 according to CoverItLive), I was glued to the Scotusblog, the Bloomberg Law-sponsored live blog of the U.S. Supreme Court. Snapping to attention with each new audio type-writer click, we wanted to be right there (or as close to there as possible sitting at home in front of a screen) if the high court ruled on the health law this morning. Of course, they didn't.

Though we didn't get the ruling we wanted we did learn some things: about Supreme Court seniority protocol and the FCC and mild profanity.

Oh well, see you all next Monday. I'll bring the Ativan.

This program aired on June 21, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

Rachel Zimmerman Twitter Reporter
Rachel Zimmerman previously reported on health and the intersection of health and business for WBUR. She is working on a memoir about rebuilding her family after her husband’s suicide. 




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