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US Supreme Court will hear arguments over health care overhaul in spring
WASHINGTON (AP) ' The Supreme Court says it will hear arguments over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, setting up an election-year showdown over the White House's main domestic achievement.
The justices disclosed they would take the case on Monday. That means arguments could come in March, giving them plenty of time to make a decision in late June, just over four months before Election Day.
The health care case could be the court's most significant and political undertaking since the 5-4 decision in Bush v. Gore nearly 11 years ago that effectively sealed George W. Bush's 2000 presidential election victory.
Republicans have called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act unconstitutional since before Obama signed it into law in March 2010. But federal appeals courts have been split on their assessment.