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U.S. appeals ruling on veterans’ health care
San Francisco Chronicle

The Obama administration is challenging a court ruling that would open the door to changes in a veterans’ health care system beset by long delays and a high suicide rate.

The ruling by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco would allow veterans’ groups to go to court to seek an overhaul of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ procedures and timetables to speed health care to veterans.

The appellate judges “ignored basic limits on judicial authority,” Justice Department lawyers said in a new appeal to the court.