TV News Covers Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Obamacare

By Brian Flood 

muirWith only a few days left in their session, and a few decisions left to make, correspondents have been camped out on the steps of the Supreme Court.

This morning, there was a huge ruling on Obamacare that raised to the level of network special reports. The high court voted 6-3 to uphold subsidies for the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare, or as Justice Scalia wrote in his dissent, “we should start calling this law SCOTUScare,” since the Court saved the law twice).

On ABC, David Muir anchored a special report with chief foreign affairs correspondent (and former SCOTUS correspondent) Terry Moran, at the Supreme Court, chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl at the White House and chief health and medical editor Richard Besser reporting from New York.

CBS’s Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell anchored a special report with Jan Crawford at the high court.

NBC broke into all feeds of the Today show with Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie anchoring while Pete Williams reported from the court and Chris Jansing from the White House. President Obama will make remarks on the ruling at 11:30 a.m. Expect network break-ins again.

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