Court unlikely to hear Obama healthcare law now

 The Supreme Court will likely reject a request to speed up a ruling on President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul law, legal and financial analysts said.

The justices on Friday are scheduled to consider Virginia’s request seeking to bypass the normal appeals process for a quicker ruling on the constitutionality of the law, which has been Obama’s signature domestic accomplishment and has provoked a fierce political battle.

The analysts said such requests are rarely granted and the Supreme Court would likely allow the sweeping law to be considered first by the appeals court under the usual process. – Reuters