Supreme Court Refuses to Speed Up Health-Care Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected on Monday a request to speed up a ruling on President Barack Obama's health-care overhaul law, his signature domestic accomplishment that has provoked a fierce political and legal battle.

The justices turned down the state of Virginia's appeal seeking to invoke a rarely used procedure to bypass the normal appellate process and speed up a Supreme Court ruling on the law's constitutionality.