No Stay Of SF Employer Health Care Law: High Court

Law360, New York (March 31, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has refused an emergency bid to halt San Francisco's controversial program requiring employers to spend specific amounts on employees' health care, the second such refusal in the long-running case between the city and a group representing restaurant operators.

Justice Kennedy provided no additional comment in rejecting on Monday the Golden Gate Restaurant Association's emergency motion to stop the city from enforcing the program.

The ordinance has been in effect since January 2008, when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...
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