Nightly News   |  March 28, 2012

Supreme Court politically divided over health care law

NBC’s Savannah Guthrie examines the latest Supreme Court arguments over Obama’s health care overhaul.

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>>> in the studio is our legal correspondent, savannah guthrie . by all accounts, a rough day . the administration lawyer was beaten up again today in front of the knourt. this is a big, three-day argument. something that will affect all americans, as they say, what have we learn

>> we have learned a lot. going in, the administration lawyers were confident. you would see legal scholars on all sides of the idealogical spectrum saying more likely than not, the law is going to be upheld. maybe upheld 6-3. no one is talking like that anymore. it seems like it will be a squeaker, whichever way they go. and there's no question that even some of the legal arguments that some have looked at as unserious or legal lawnshots, the justices were taking serious seriously. we're set up for a decision in june in the middle of an election year. and don't think the justices are not aware of and for some justices concerned about the credibility of a court as an institution if it hands down a 5-4 ruling along partisan lines that shows the court is as politically divided as the rest of the country.

>> electronic for your counsel.

>> the trayvon martin case landed on the floor of the house of represent tchbs as