Two years ago today, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law at a special ceremony in the East Room of the White House. On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court kicks offs three days of oral arguments surrounding the constitutionality of that law, including its controversial requirement that all Americans buy or secure government-approved health insurance. That's what I call a birthday bash.
As you prepare for next week's historic confrontation between the Obama administration and ObamaCare's legal challengers, get yourself up to speed with this selection from Reason's two year-plus coverage of this extraordinary constitutional showdown.
Click below to watch "Wheat, Weed, and ObamaCare: How the Commerce Clause Became All Powerful," the Reason.tv documentary cited on page 47 of U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson's decision striking down the individual mandate.