SCOTUS ruling fallout near and far – Is it good or bad for Mitt? – Moving to Canada! – Tierney trashed by bro-in-law – Everything else you missed

SUPREMED: After the Supreme Court, lead by Chief Justice John Roberts joining the majority, upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act yesterday, things went a little batty here in Massachusetts. Officials reacted. Supporters cheered. Detractors said it’s the best thing that could have happened to Mitt Romney.

PARTY TIME: Democrats didn’t miss an opportunity to use the ruling to thank the late legend of universal Healthcare, Ted Kennedy. Supporters praised the senator in Washington and celebrated in his name on Boston Common.

SIC SEMPER SOMETHING SOMETHING: Some hardcore Obamacare detractors are so fed up with the formerly Good Ol’ U.S. of A and this absurd hippie idea about “balance of powers” that they’re getting the hell out of here and heading to a country where health care freedom still means something: Canada.

GOOD DAY FOR IT: Congressman John Tierney’s brother-in-law absolutely trashed him yesterday after the former’s sentencing for an illegal gambling conviction. Daniel Eremian said Tierney, who’s in a tough race against challenger Richard Tisei, “knew everything” about the offshore casino scheme and shouldn’t have thrown his wife, Eremian’s sister, under the bus for political protection. Yikes. Howie’s all over it.

GRAB BAG:But don’t forget the bazillion other stories from yesterday:
Elizabeth Warren agreed to a radio debate on WTKK with Jim Braude and Margery Egan. That makes five debates scheduled so far, for those keeping track at home.
– The budget passed and the FY13 ball is in Gov. Patrick’s court.
– Auditor Bump is going to raise salaries for her army of state auditors in an attempt to professionalize her office.
– The Pilgrim power plant saga continues, with demonstrators coming to Beacon Hill to protest the ongoing lockout.

Marian Walsh, ESQ Consulting Services - Experience that informs. Passion that performs.

Supreme Court ruling also seen as win for Mass.

Massachusetts officials weigh in on what ‘Obamacare’ ruling means for state – Taunton Daily Gazette

Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry calls for an end to "scare tactics" by opponents of health care reform

Massachusetts Dems: ‘Thank You, Teddy’ – Wall Street Journal

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick applauds Supreme Court’s health care ruling

Massachusetts politicians who support health care law celebrate ruling – GazetteNET


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‘Now he can rest in peace’ (Photo by AP)

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Massachusetts Congressional Candidates Sound off on the Obamacare Decision

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Tierneys deny in-law claim he knew about gambling

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NH – Local reactions to the health care decision

ME – Maine Impact: For passionately divided state, court ruling has far-reaching implications that will be felt almost immediately

CT – State Can Now Move Forward With Its Own Health Reforms, Officials Say

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