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Health Reform Will Face Important Test at June 8 Hearing

Dynamic Graphics/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) -- A Florida appeals court has scheduled oral arguments on June 8th to hear the Obama administration’s appeal to a lower court ruling that threw out the entire health care law. The hearing will take place in Atlanta at 9:30 a.m. before a three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Significantly, former Solicitor General Paul Clement, one of the best Supreme Court advocates in the country, has signed on to argue the case for Florida and the 25 other states challenging the law. Clement served in the Bush administration.

For those keeping score, three federal judges have upheld the constitutionality of the health care law, and two have struck down its main provision, the individual mandate.

No appeals courts have ruled on the issue so far.

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