Washington — The United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a high-profile dispute that could determine the future of the Affordable Care Act on November 10, the court said Wednesday, one week after the presidential election.

Arguments in the case are scheduled to span one hour. Many judicial groups are working to make the Supreme Court a motivating issue for voters and believe the next president could have the opportunity to fill a vacancy on the court.

The legal battle before the justices was brought by a group of Republican-led states challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare's individual mandate. As part of the GOP's overhaul of the tax code in 2017, Congress abolished the financial penalty for people who do not purchase health insurance, and the GOP states believe the individual mandate — a key pillar of the Obama-era health care law — is now unconstitutional.

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