In a move that doen’t surprise me one bit, the US Supreme Court rejected a request to immediately review the Affordable Health Care Act (aka Obamacare).
The Supreme Court rejected a call Monday from Virginia’s attorney general to depart from its usual practice and put review of the health care law on a fast track. Instead, judicial review of President Barack Obama’s signature legislation will continue in federal appeals courts.
The justices turned down a request by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, a leading opponent of the law, to resolve questions about its constitutionality quickly. The Obama administration opposed Cuccinelli’s plea.
Only rarely, in wartime or a constitutional crisis, does the court step into a legal fight before the issues are aired in appellate courts. Hearings already are scheduled in May and June in three appeals courts.
This one is going through the old fashion way, through the Appellate Courts.
Even Cuccinelli admitted this was a long shot,
“Expediting our case would have been the exception and so, although disappointing, this is not surprising,” he said.
It will be interesting to see all the twists and turns that can happen during the drawn out process of the appeals process.
Supreme Court Rejects Virginia Request For Immediate Review Of Obama Health Care Law.