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Seven key sources for analyzing the health care decision

June 27, 2012 by NCC Staff


Looking for instant news and straightforward in-depth analysis on the Supreme Court’s decision? Here are seven ways you can follow the news and research the issues on Thursday.

UPDATE: Supreme Court Approves Most Of The ACA

The Court will start reading decisions at 10:00 a.m. Thursday. We expect the health care decision around 10:15 a.m., if not possibly earlier.

We will have instant analysis on Constitution Daily, but if you have the time and interest, here is how you can follow it all extensively in the digital world.

1. SCOTUSblog

Constitution Daily contributor Lyle Denniston and his colleagues at SCOTUSblog will have real-time analysis and reporting from the Supreme Court. They’ve also been beefing up their computer servers for Thursday. SCOTUSblog is consistently a go-to resource for plain English, insightful reporting.

2. Kaiser Health News

Kaiser is a nonprofit service, not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente, that has a good number of veteran journalists who will analyze every part of the decision. Kaiser also has a ton of free research.

3. Peter Jennings Project Live Chat

The National Constitution Center's Peter Jennings Project will host a live chat with legal expert and Duke professor Neil Siegel early Thursday afternoon.

You can join journalists in asking Siegel your questions. Check Constitution Daily after the decision for a link to the live chat.

We will have a recap of the chat, with video, on Thursday afternoon.

4. Politco

Politico does a good job of pulling out the best reactions about breaking political news. If you don’t have time to surf the web, or to watch CNN, Fox News or MSNBC, Politico will pull together the best (or worst) moments.

5. Twitter Search

You could go to conventional websites like the Washington Post, the New York Times or the Wall Street Journal to look for reaction. Or you could do what a lot of journalists do--just camp out on Twitter.

Just go the and type in the words “health care.” Twitter will give you the choice of looking at most popular posts on health care or all posts.

So you might see reaction from President Obama, and Tea Part Patriots--or Kim Kardashian.

6. Yahoo! Elections

Our partners at Yahoo! hand-curate headlines on political issues on their election section, including headlines from Constitution Daily. They also collect tweets and have some fun content from their OTUS blog project with ABC News.

7. Poynter Institute

The Poynter Institute is another nonprofit foundation that provides research tools to busy journalists--and busy web users.

Here is a link to their guide to the health care decision:

Poynter will also critique how well journalists perform, when it comes to accuracy, when the decision is announced.

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