An Illinois congressman got a rare peak inside the United States Supreme Court as the judges are deciding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. People have been lined up for days to get into the hearings but U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Peoria, pictured) was lucky enough to be picked to sit in on what some are calling the most significant Supreme court hearing in nearly 40 years.
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“You could hear a pin drop,” Schock said. “It was very quiet. Everyone was at attention listening to the arguments back and forth. The justices kept it very lively.” He says the courtroom broke out into laughter at least a half dozen times as the justices poked fun at themselves. As for predicting which way the justices will go, Schock says he’s no attorney but believes the attorneys for the states challenging the law held their ground more than the solicitor general. Wednesday was the third and final day of the hearings.