BISMARCK (AP) -- Two North Dakota Democratic lawmakers have added their names to a court filing with the U.S. Supreme Court to support the new federal health care law.

The Supreme Court will be hearing arguments about whether the law violates the U.S. Constitution.

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Fargo state Sen. Tim Mathern and Grand Forks state Rep. Eliot Glassheim have signed a brief that argues the health care law is constitutional. Mathern said the brief will be filed with the Supreme Court on Friday.

Mathern said the law is one of many examples of federal and state cooperation in health care.

He said it has already helped people with medical problems get, and keep, insurance coverage.

Mathern said more than 400 legislators from 49 states have signed the brief.