The Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments next year about whether President Barack Obama's health care law is constitutional, the New York Times and various other media outlets report.
As the Times notes, the "development set the stage for oral arguments by March and a decision in late June, in the midst of the 2012 presidential campaign."
It would also be in the midst of the 2012 campaign for the north country's congressional seat. Rep. Bill Owens, D-Plattsburgh, supported the health care law, which, among many other things, requires all Americans to have health insurance.
Republican Matt Doheny, Mr. Owens' likely 2012 opponent, wants the Supreme Court to repeal the law, and says so in a news release today. He uses the "when" card in the news release.
"Regardless of the court’s eventual decision, I will work hard when elected to repeal ObamaCare," Mr. Doheny said.