Supreme Court Rejects Fast-Track Health Care Appeal

Law360, New York (April 25, 2011, 1:59 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a fast-tracked appeal of federal health care reform, rejecting a bid for early review by Virginia's attorney general.

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who claims the act's individual mandate provision exceeds the powers of Congress under the commerce and general welfare clauses of the U.S. Constitution, said the decision was disappointing, but not surprising.

"This case’s logical end point is the Supreme Court," Cuccinelli said. "It will simply have to make its way through the [U.S. Court...
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