Why? The usual procedure is for the justices to wait to get the decisions of lower appeals courts before weighing in on them.
But that obviously wasn’t good enough for Cuccinelli, a hard-right politician who wants to score national points by being especially aggressive against Obamacare. He’s been show-boating and playing to the Republican faithful with his fast-track scheme, which, of course, is costing the Virginia taxpayer extra.
It is likely that the high court will eventually hear arguments about health-care challenges but only after the judicial chain of command has been followed. So, far judges in lower courts have been split along party lines on the law’s constitutionality.