TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Mar 27, 2012

On the second day of arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Supreme Court conservative justices put the Obama administration's top lawyer on the defensive, possibly forecasting a closer-than-expected Supreme Court decision, the Blog of Legal Times says. The justices appeared split on whether the federal government can force people to buy health insurance, according to National Public Radio. The court's conservatives appeared skeptical and unmoved by the government's arguments in favor of the mandate that requires just about everyone in the U.S. to have health insurance starting in 2014.