As Reginald Fleming Johnston says in the movie, The Last Emperor, “If you can not say what you mean, your Majesty, you will never mean what you say.” Words matter. The precise word matters even more.
Johnston was the tutor for the last emperor of China.
So, I’ve mentioned Oyez.org before, but I’m going to refer you again to this great little source of entertainment–if you like to follow the Supreme Court. Today, Oyez.org published the audio of Wednesday’s oral arguments in King v. Burwell, the important challenge to the statutory construction of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. I have not listened to it, but I will be doing so in a few minutes as I run–yes, you can download the arguments.
You should listen to it too, rather than paying attention to second-hand commentary on the case.