06/28/2012 03:25 pm ET

How We Found Out

By the time I got to the court, 15 minutes before 10 a.m., stone-faced police officers were telling people to move it. The space in front of the building, which is smaller than you might think, was occupied at one end by TV stand-ups -- in pole position for aides to run the decisions over to them -- and occupied everywhere else by protesters. Pro-Obama forces took the north side, Tea Partiers took the south side.

I stayed across the street, and ran into Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., who was kibbitzing with an aide about the tweet he'd send when the decision came down. He was just as focused on today's vote on contempt for Eric Holder. "I'm trying to time it so that the moment I vote, I swipe my credit card and send a donation to HonorBrianTerry.com," he said, referring to a fund aiding the family of a murdered border agent.

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