And now, the moment we've all been waiting for – and, no, I'm not talking about the midnight raid on New York's Zuccotti Park.

After a year of legal Chutes and Ladders, the U.S. Supreme Court this week finally agreed to hear arguments next year in the melting pot of cases challenging the constitutionally of the Obama administration's landmark legislation.

Of course, it'd be more honest to simply say the court will hear arguments and (possibly) rule specifically on the law's individual mandate, the lynchpin of the gargantuan law. It's assumed by almost everyone at this point (whether rightly or wrongly) that this would naturally void the entire legislation, but I'm not so sure about that. Despite the law's lack of a severability clause, no one's even entertained the notion that the court might throw out the mandate and leave the rest intact – a doomsday worst case-scenario that would make life a hell of a lot worse than it is today. Something to consider since I'm pretty sure earlier courts have backed cases in which such clauses have been presumed.

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