DOJ, States Ask Supreme Court To Hear Health Law Fight

Law360, New York (September 28, 2011, 1:29 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to review an Eleventh Circuit ruling finding a government mandate that individuals buy health insurance unconstitutional, the same day 26 states fighting the law also petitioned for high court review.

“The department has consistently and successfully defended this law in several courts of appeals, and only the Eleventh Circuit ... has ruled it unconstitutional,” the government said. “We believe the question is appropriate for review by the Supreme Court.”

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