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SG's office U.S. Solicitor General’s Office at the Department of Justice. Credit: Mike Scarcella/ALM

The Biden administration’s Justice Department on Wednesday switched positions in a major case at the U.S. Supreme Court, informing the justices that the government would not support the Trump-era argument that the Affordable Care Act was unconstitutional and should be struck down.

In a letter to the clerk of the court, Deputy Solicitor General Edwin Kneedler wrote: “Following the change in administration, the Department of Justice has reconsidered the government’s position in these cases.”

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Marcia Coyle

Marcia Coyle, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @MarciaCoyle

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