The Democrats joined other lawmakers from around the country in filing legal briefs.

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A group of Washington Democratic lawmakers are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold President Obama’s health-care law.

About 30 state legislators filed a legal brief Thursday, joining others from around the country. They criticized Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna for challenging the law in court.

McKenna believes the law is unconstitutional because of a requirement that individuals without health insurance must purchase private insurance or face a fine. Supreme Court justices will hear arguments on the case in late March, with an outcome expected in late June.

The state Supreme Court ruled unanimously last year that McKenna has the authority to lead the state into a challenge against the health law.