The Supreme Court has granted cert. to hear oral arguments about the constitutionality of the new healthcare law, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”). The country is divided about the appropriateness of the law, and the Supreme Court will perhaps become the final decision-maker in determining whether this bill is allowed to stand. Both supporters and criticizers of the law are pressuring the Supreme Court to allow the debates to be televised, citing national importance as the justification. However, this would be a first for the Supreme Court and looks unlikely. Justice Kennedy is forecasted to be the deciding vote in this case when it is argued for a record 5.5 hours in March.
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