In Health Case, Combustible Mix Of Politics And Law

NPR-If the AIA does apply, write law professors Bryan Camp of Texas Tech School of Law and Jordan Barry of the University of San Diego School of Law, 'courts likely will not be able to decide whether the Affordable Care Act is constitutional until at least 2015.' That's because the law won't take effect until 2014, so no one will pay the tax — and have the standing to bring suit — until the following year.

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to begin hearing oral arguments Monday in a Republican-led challenge to the national health care law that has convulsed the country and its political class for more than two years — and may well define President Obama's tenure in the White House.

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If the AIA does apply, write law professors Bryan Camp of Texas Tech School of Law and Jordan Barry of the University of San Diego School of Law, "courts likely will not be able to decide whether the Affordable Care Act is constitutional until at least 2015." That's because the law won't take effect until 2014, so no one will pay the tax — and have the standing to bring suit — until the following year.

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