Obama Administration lawyers fought back against the conservative legal attack on health care reform today, urging the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta to strike down a January ruling where a judge tried to invalidate the entire law because he argued that requiring all Americans to buy health care was unconstitutional. The three-judge panel is not expected to issue a ruling for a few months, but this is the highest court so far that has heard the claims of right-wing attorneys general and former Bush Administration officials. The big question: How long will it take to trickle up to the Supreme Court? [Reuters]
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