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Obamacare, Day 1

This morning the Supreme Court heard the first of what will be three days of oral argument concerning Obamacare. Today’s argument dealt solely with the issue of whether the Court has jurisdiction to consider the case at this time because the penalty for failure to have minimum coverage is, in fact a tax, and under the Anti-Injunction Act, suits contesting taxes can only be brought after the tax has to be paid. Read more

Pre-argument developments in Obamacare

As I assume everyone knows, beginning Monday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments concerning the constitutionality of Obamacare. But, there are are two developments that have already happened in the Supreme Court that you should know about. Read more