Justices Signal Intent to Reach Merits of Health Care Law

, New York Law Journal


On the first of three days of historic oral arguments on the health care law, the justices considered what could have been a show-stopping issue: whether the Court has jurisdiction to consider the issue now at all, or whether it has to wait until 2015, when the first taxpayer who refuses to buy health insurance under the so-called "individual mandate" is required to pay a penalty to the IRS.

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