On November 14, 2011 the U.S. Supreme Court issued a short order agreeing to address the constitutional challenges to President Obama’s controversial healthcare reform. Click here to read the order.

The Supreme Court’s decision to tackle the constitutionality of Obama’s Healthcare reform is not a surprise, as the reform has been the subject of passionate litigation in courts across the entire country. The federal courts have been split on the constitutional validity of the healthcare reform. It was here in Virginia that Judge Henry E. Hudson of the Richmond Federal District Court previously struck down the individual mandate portion of the health care reform bill, finding it to be in violation of the United States Constitution. (Click here to read our blog “Obama’s Healthcare Plans Ride to the US Supreme Court Gets a Jumpstart in Virginia” posted December 15, 2010.)

The Supreme Court will likely hear arguments in the spring of 2012 and issue a ruling in the months prior to the election next November. All eyes will be on the Supreme Court as the Court’s decision will not only impact businesses and individuals, but may also have an immense impact on the upcoming presidential election.

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