Thursday, April 15, 2010

Judge sets health care reform lawsuit timeline | pnj.com | Pensacola News Journal

Judge sets health care reform lawsuit timeline - Pensacola News Journal

US Federal Judge Roger Vinson and the attorneys for both sides set the schedule for procedings in what could be a landmark federal court case. The states have until May 14 to file an amended complaint, which will include the six additional states that have joined as plaintiffs since the original suit was filed last March. First arguments are scheduled in September.

DOJ always represents federal agencies in cases brought against the government, and their first motion is certain to be an all-out argument supporting a motion to dismiss.

Extra Point: By the time Vinson hands down his ruling, a newly minted Republican Congress could be well on its way to repealing or dismantling Obamacare. This case is at least a year from reaching the Supreme Court, as discussed here.

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