Health Ruling Hinges on How Justices Frame the Core Issue

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The on Tuesday is hearing arguments on the central question in the constitutional challenges to ’s law. How it answers the question depends in large part on how the justices decide to frame the core issue.

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The law’s challengers — 26 states led by Florida, the National Federation of Independent Business and several individuals — present the central question as one of individual liberty. May the federal government, they ask, compel individuals not engaged in commerce to buy a product, here , from private companies?

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Source: The New York Times