Pivotal Health Law Challenge Heads To 11th Circuit Court Of Appeals

A three-judge panel in Atlanta will hear oral arguments in the lawsuit brought by 26 states. At issue is whether a Florida judge's ruling to strike down large portions of the sweeping overhaul should be reversed.

The Associated Press: Appeals Court To Hear Health Care Overhaul Lawsuit
An Atlanta federal courtroom will soon become the latest battlefield in the ongoing fight over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments Wednesday on whether to reverse a Florida judge's ruling that struck down vast portions of the law (Bluestein, 6/4).

Politico Pro: Health Reform Lawsuit Has 2012 Implications
The lawsuit brought by 26 states against the health reform law heads to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta on Wednesday. It's a pivotal case that could make or break President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy achievement — and its role in the 2012 presidential election. Justice Department lawyers will be asking a panel of three judges — two nominated by Bill Clinton, one by George H.W. Bush — to overturn Judge Roger Vinson's decision that voided the entire law (Haberkorn, 6/6). 

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