Lobbyists are expected to spend millions of dollars over the next few months trying to influence the U.S. Supreme Court’s forthcoming decision on the constitutionality of the federal health reform law.
The Supreme Court earlier this month announced that it will review the legal challenges against the federal health reform law in early spring 2012. Lobbyists’ efforts are expected to include ideological appeals, arguments about the law’s popularity among U.S. residents and campaigns that certain justices recuse themselves from the case.
Four lawsuits challenging the law were presented to the justices, but the court selected only the multistate lawsuit filed by 26 states and the National Federation of Independent Business. The court also announced it accepted Health and Human Services petition to review the overhaul.