The U.S. Supreme Court has granted cert on several appeals concerning the Affordable Care Act. The Court will hold 5.5 hours of oral argument (a modern record) in its coming term, and the Court has broken that time down like this:
- 2 hours: constitutionality of the individual mandate
- 90 minutes: whether the entire law fails if the individual mandate is struck down
- 1 hour: whether the Anti-Injunction Act bars challenges to the insurance mandate
- 1 hour: constitutionality of expansion of the Medicaid program for the poor and disabled
The Court left untouched cert petitions from Liberty University and a conservative advocacy group.