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Bondi asks for full court hearing in federal health care lawsuit

by Dara Kam | March 11th, 2011

Attorney General Pam Bondi wants a full-court review of the President Obama administration’s appeal in the federal health care lawsuit.

Bondi filed a motion with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta seeking an en banc hearing, meaning the appellate review would be held before all 10 federal judges.

The reason for her request, Bondi said in a press release, “is to avoid any unnecessary delays that may arise if a three-judge panel decides the case and then refers it for a hearing by the full 11th Circuit.”

If the court agrees to her request, the case would be heard on June 6, according to Bondi.

“This case is so significant to all Americans that it needs to be resolved as quickly as possible,” she said in the release. “If granted, the petition would allow a faster track to the Supreme Court.”

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2 Responses to “Bondi asks for full court hearing in federal health care lawsuit”

  1. Really Says:

    What happened to the 7 day answer period Vinson gave the feds? Have they filed their response yet?

  2. David Shestokas Says:

    That’s one step the AG can take to move this case along. The second would be to join VA in its request to hear all to pending health care cases immediately in the Supreme Ct. Ms. Bondi has taken action to move more quickly in the Ct. of Appeals, but a move to skip the Ct. of Appeals all together seems to be in order, and VA has done that. For more on this:

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