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OBAMACARE Supreme Court Breaks for Day Charles Dharapak / AP Photo

Supreme Court Breaks for Day

The case could end before it gets very far. The Supreme Court began the constitutional review of the sweeping health-care law Monday, but the first arguments heard were about whether the court has the right to make a decision right now. An obscure 19th-century law called the Anti-Injunction Act states that the court cannot rule on a law until its key provisions go into effect, which for the health-care act won’t be until 2014. But both sides—the Obama administration and the states challenging the law—want the court to hear the case now, though the justices might not agree.

March 26, 2012 11:51 AM