The Supreme Court case weighing healthcare reform legislation has drawn attention nationwide, attracting protesters — some of whom slept outside to secure a spot inside the courtroom, where cameras are not allowed — and plenty of controversy.

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It has also prompted several politicians to walk across the street from the Capitol and observe in person at least some of three days of oral arguments, which began Monday.

Rep. Michele BachmannMichele Marie BachmannBachmann won't run for Franken's Senate seat because she did not hear a 'call from God' Billboard from ‘God’ tells Michele Bachmann not to run for Senate Pawlenty opts out of Senate run in Minnesota MORE (R-Minn.) spoke at a rally organized by Tea Party Patriots in front of the court on Tuesday morning, blasting the law under consideration as “socialized medicine."

But Rep. Jan Schakowsky ‏(D-Ill.) tweeted a picture with protesters holding signs in favor of protecting the healthcare legislation.

The case also drew out Sen. John KerryJohn Forbes KerryJohn Kerry to NYU Abu Dhabi: We can't address world problems by 'going it alone' Juan Williams: Trump's dangerous lies on Iran Pompeo: US tried, failed to achieve side deal with European allies MORE (D-Mass.), who tweeted that he hasn’t “been to court arguments since bush v gore” in 2000.