April 10, 2019 / 9:28 PM / 4 months ago

Obamacare appellate court challenge expected to be heard in July

A federal appeals court on Wednesday agreed to fast-track arguments in a lawsuit by 18 Republican-led states challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, a case that is now backed by President Donald Trump’s administration.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans agreed to a request by a coalition of Democratic attorneys general defending the law to expedite their appeal of a ruling by a judge in Texas declaring the healthcare law unconstitutional.

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