Posted: Mar 25, 2012 10:30 AM by Matt Stafford
WASHINGTON (AP) - Much like tailgaters waiting for a football game, there is a line of people outside the Supreme Court. They are waiting for seats inside to watch arguments that start tomorrow over President Barack Obama's health care reform plan.
Those braving the wind and rain came equipped with blankets, sleeping bags, chairs and food.
Brook Silva-Braga and Jill Andreas traveled to Washington from New York. The two got a seat during a session last year and decided a return to witness the health care debate was a must.
Silva-Braga says because it is not televised, you can't appreciate what is going on in the court without being in the room. He says it's an opportunity to watch the 11 smartest people on a given topic debate it for an hour.
Andreas describes the debate as fast paced, but says it's also interesting to see the silent things that go on, especially how a whole room full of people waits on every breath the justices take and every word they say.