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Mon, 25 Apr 2011 18:19:59 GMT
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Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli
The US Supreme Court has rejected a call from Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to speed up a ruling on President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul.

The justices on Monday turned down a request by Cuccinelli to quickly resolve questions about the law's constitutionality.

The Obama administration opposed Cuccinelli's plea, the Associated Press reported.

The case still could reach the high court in time for a decision by early summer 2012.

Cuccinelli said he asked for speedy review to end "crippling and costly uncertainty" about the law.

"Expediting our case would have been the exception and so, although disappointing, this is not surprising," he said.

Justice Elena Kagan apparently took part in the court's order on Monday, as there was no announcement that any justice sat out.

There had been questions about whether she would participate because she served as Obama's solicitor general when the law was passed. Kagan indicated in Senate testimony last year that she played no role in the administration's planning and handling of challenges to the law.

Several federal trial judges around the nation have upheld the law but others have declared it unconstitutional on the grounds Congress overstepped its authority in requiring that Americans start buying health insurance in 2014 or pay a penalty.

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