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Supreme Court Obamacare Protests

As the justices hear oral arguments on the 2009 health care reform law, demonstrators for and against square off outside the Court

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Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum delivers remarks in front of the Supreme Court on the first day of oral arguments in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka "Obamacare," in Washington, DC. "If you really want Obamacare repealed," he told the crowd, "there's only one person who can make that happen." (He meant himself.) The high court, which has set aside six hours over three days, heard arguments over the constitutionality of the act beginning on March 26th, 2012.

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Camp Sites

Members of the public wait in line outside the U.S. Supreme Court for tickets to hear oral arguments on the 2009 health care reform law on March 27th, 2012. 

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Bound4Life

Members of the anti-abortion group Bound4Life, who oppose President Obama's health care reform law, pray in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on March 27th, 2012.

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Freedom of Religion is Sacred

A demonstrator protests the Obama health care reform law outside the Supreme Court on March 27th, 2012.

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Protest Van

A woman opposed to Obamacare drives a van plastered with protest signs during a demonstration in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on March 27th, 2012.  

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Bound4Life

Members of the anti-abortion, anti-Obamacare group Bound4Life pray in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on March 27th, 2012.

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It’s A Good Start

An Obamacare supporter displays her artwork featuring, for some reason, Speaker John Boehner outside of the U.S. Supreme Court on March 26th, 2012.

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Michele Bachmann

Former Republican presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann speaks to people protesting Obamacare in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building on March 27th, 2012. She warned that if the federal government gets away with requiring Americans to buy health insurance, next thing you know it'll be forcing people to buy vegetables. "What kind of country is this?" she asked.

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Tea Party Members

Tea Party members from Atlanta, Georgia protest Obamacare in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on March 27th, 2012.  

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Protect Women’s Health

Women supporting President Obama's health care reform law shout slogans and hold signs in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on March 27th, 2012.

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I Have Insurance U Should 2

Supporters of Obama's healthcare reform demonstrate outside of the U.S. Supreme Court on March 26th, 2012.

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Crowd Clash

An anti-Obama protester yells at a supporter of health care reform during a protest in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on March 27, 2012. 

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