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Date set for appeal of reform law decision
Modern Healthcare

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has scheduled oral arguments for June 8 in the Obama administration’s appeal of a January decision declaring the entire healthcare reform law unconstitutional. The date comes in response to the U.S. Justice Department’s request for expedited review, which U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson in Pensacola demanded as a condition of issuing a stay of his sweeping opinion while the case makes its way through the appeals process, likely ending at the U.S. Supreme Court. Officials representing 26 states have joined the lawsuit as plaintiffs.