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Justices’ personal health struggles may influence their decision

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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The Supreme Court justices who will rule Thursday on President Obama’s healthcare law have grappled with a wide variety of health issues throughout their lives.

The experiences are not expected to play a major role in the historic ruling, which will come down with the reliable mix of judicial reasoning and analysis. But health struggles shape people’s perspectives, and the justices are no exception.

A review of prior news articles and the justices’ own writings provides a personal glimpse of the individuals who are about to play a leading role in what is expected to be a watershed moment in the nation’s history.

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