SCOTUS rejects fast-tracking of hearing on Obamacare

Carol Greenberg
Conservative Outlooks

Today the U.S. Supreme Court refused to take on Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s request to expedite a hearing on  Obamacare. Instead SCOTUS ruled it can move up through “normal channels.” Cuccinelli had hoped to bypass Richmond’s Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals with the assertion the issue of the controversial Obamacare is one that needs immediate attention. This is the second time SCOTUS has turned down a request by opponents of Obamacare.

Cuccinelli stated he will abide by SCOTUS decision and await The Fourth Circuit’s hearing of oral arguments on May 10 before a 3-judge panel. A disappointed Cuccinelli had his to say:

“Asking the court to expedite our lawsuit was about removing this crippling and costly uncertainty as quickly as possible. … The Supreme Court rarely expedites cases under its Rule 11. Expediting our case would have been the exception and so, although disappointing, this is not surprising,” he said in a statement Monday. “This case’s logical end point is the Supreme Court. It will simply have to make its way through the Fourth Circuit first.”

It’s no secret of course Mr. Obama didn’t want SCOTUS to have a hearing and Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal told the court, “there is no basis for short-circuiting the normal course of appellate review.”…

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