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Federal judge in Florida says he’ll fast-track states’ health care reform challenge

At the first hearing today in the federal lawsuit challenging national health care reform filed by a group of states - including Idaho - U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson said he’ll fast-track the case, according to the Associated Press. In a federal court case, though, fast-tracking means hearing dates could stretch out to November.  Thirteen states have joined the lawsuit, and six more will be added by a May 14 deadline, lawyers told the judge. A Department of Justice attorney said the federal government will file a motion to dismiss the case; click below to read a full report from AP reporter Melissa Nelson in Pensacola.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

Named best state-based political blog in Idaho for 2013 by The Fix

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