US Capitol Capsule: And they're off: First Supreme Court health reform briefs filed
This article was originally published in Scrip
Although the oral arguments before the US Supreme Court are more than three months away in the battle of whether the 2010 health care reform law should be upheld, the fight already is underway, with both sides coming out swinging on 6 January in the first briefs filed since the justices agreed this past November to hear the case (scripintelligence, 15 November 2011, 30 September 2011).
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