Decision time

What will you be doing tomorrow at 10 a.m.? Most of us in this corner of the newsroom will be glued to our computer screens, watching play by play as the Supreme Court releases decisions on the last day of its session. Among the opinions expected is one on the Affordable Care Act.

The folks at the SCOTUSblog have been keeping us — and tens of thousands of others — informed on recent decision days. They will be live blogging starting at 8:45 a.m.

Chief among the SCOTUSblog team is Lyle Denniston, who has been covering the Supreme Court for 54 years. His experience is on display in an explanation on the blog today about how to read the court’s decision — see the “headnote’’ — and why this one will be particularly complicated.


Denniston has developed quite a following. See #TeamLyle and check out a profile by the Washington Post’s Sarah Kliff, which includes this nugget: “He’s older than all sitting justices (besting the oldest justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, by two years).’’

Need help understanding the decision? We thought so. We will have lots of coverage here and on’s health page, with local analysis and reaction. Plus, John McDonough, Health Stew blogger and director of the Center for Public Health Leadership at Harvard School of Public Health, will be taking questions live on his blog for an hour starting at 1 p.m.


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