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Moot court previews legal debate over healthcare reform
Los Angeles Times

Two weeks before the U.S. Supreme Court takes up a case that challenges the national health reform law, prominent lawyers staged a moot court in Los Angeles before a nine-member panel that included former Gov. Gray Davis and former state Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno.

In a lively and heated discussion in front of dozens of law students, attorneys and community members, two well-known litigators previewed one of the key issues before the Supreme Court: whether the federal government can require individuals to purchase insurance or pay a penalty.