The U.S. Supreme Court extended next month’s argument over President Barack Obama’s health-care law to six hours, adding 30 minutes to what was already the longest session in decades.
Responding to a request from both sides, the justices today scheduled an extra half-hour for the first day of arguments, which will run from March 26 to 28.
The first day will center on the Anti-Injunction Act, a law that one federal appeals court concluded prevents judges from ruling until 2015 on the central issue in the dispute: the requirement that Americans either buy insurance or pay a penalty.
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