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Reform challenge prompted flood of legal filings
Modern Healthcare

Proponents and enemies of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act have buried the U.S. Supreme Court under an unprecedented cache of filings arguing why the law should be upheld in whole, modified or tossed out like last week’s garbage.

More than 150 filings were lodged with the court by various groups—so many that they required their own lawyer-run website, the ACA Litigation Blog, to keep them straight. Perhaps it’s only right for a law whose final draft spanned 900 pages and took more than a year to write.