Friday, June 29, 2012
Oops! Two television networks, Fox and CNN, got it wrong when they first reported yesterday’s decision in the National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius health care case. After quickly skimming the Supreme Court decision under pressure for a scoop, reporters on each network erroneously said the individual mandate had been struck down.
These gaffes provide a cautionary tale for our students, illustrating the importance of reading an entire case carefully before relying on it.