Supreme Court to Consider Hearing Virginia's Health-Care Suit

Thursday, Mar 24, 2011  |  Updated 9:31 PM EDT
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Supreme Court to Consider Hearing Virginia's Health-Care Suit

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The U.S. Supreme Court will consider Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's request for it to hear Virginia's lawsuit challenging the nation's health care law before an appellate court has a chance to review it.

The court put the matter on its calendar for April 15, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. There is no timetable for a decision.

The case is set to be heard May 10 in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Cuccinelli has asked the Supreme Court to take up the case because of the "crippling uncertainty" a delay imposes upon the states.

The Obama administration contends that a judge's ruling striking down the part of the law that requires citizens to buy health insurance should first be heard on the appellate level in Richmond.

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