The U.S. Supreme court has agreed to hear essentially all of the challenges to the constitutionality of the Affordable Care and Protection Act, President Obama’s health care law. The AP is reporting that there will be five hours of oral arguments in March or April, after all of the briefs are submitted.
Since both the government and the challengers requested that the Court hear the cases, this order is not a surprise. But it will likely be the most significant oral argument, and constitutional decision to follow since the Watergate tapes case in 1974. I will follow up as the briefs are submitted.