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Chief justice, savior of health law in last challenge, silent during new fight
Chief justice, savior of health law in last challenge, silent during new fight

Three years after he rescued the Affordable Care Act, shocking both supporters and critics of the health law, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. gave little hint Wednesday how he might rule in the latest major challenge to the sweeping law. In more than an hour of oral arguments, the often-vocal chief justice remained mostly silent, asking just three questions, only one of which got at a substantive issue in the case. Trying to gauge how justices will rule in a case based on what they say and how they act during oral arguments can be difficult. But as the Obama administration looks for a crucial vote on the court’s conservative wing, Roberts offered few indications he was ready...

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