Court Good at Keeping Mum, as Health Care Decision Looms This Week

The nine U.S. Supreme Court justices and more than three dozen other people have kept quiet for more than two months about how the high court is going to rule on the constitutionality of the Affordable Health Care Act. Unlike the Congress and the executive branch, which seem to leak information "willy-nilly," the Associated Press says, "the Supreme Court, from the chief justice down to the lowliest clerk, appears to truly value silence when it comes to upcoming court opinions, big and small. No one talks, and that's the way they like it." The decision is expected to come Thursday, when the justices plan to complete their nine-month term.