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Federal appeals court refuses to postpone Obamacare appeal
Modern Healthcare

A federal appeals court on Tuesday refused to delay oral arguments in a high-profile lawsuit seeking to strike down the Affordable Care Act.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to give the Republican state attorneys general more time to file requested supplemental briefs, but will still consider the case on July 9.

The Republican states said they need more time to file a supplemental brief on whether the U.S. House of Representatives and the Democratic states that are defending the landmark healthcare law have standing to intervene in the case and if not, what that means for the appeal. The Republican attorneys general asked to extend the July 3 deadline to file the brief by 20 days and reschedule oral arguments for after that date.