BREAKING: High Court Agrees to Take up Health-Care Challenge

From the Wall Street Journal Law Blog:

“The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday did what it had long been expected to do, and agreed to hear arguably the most high-profile challenge to the law…In a short written order, the high court agreed to hear a challenge that originated in Florida, brought by a group of Republican governors and attorneys general from 26 states, the National Federation of Independent Business and two individual plaintiffs.The case raises several issues, but chief among them is this: Did Congress exceed its constitutional powers when it required most individuals to carry health insurance or pay a penalty?The court is expected to hear oral arguments in March, with a decision expected by the end of June. That timeline means the court will rule on President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement during the thick of the 2012 presidential campaign.”

See also: Healthcare Reform Update: PPACA’s Individual Mandate Ruled Unconstitutional