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    Holder OKs Obama SCOTUS Comment

    US Attorney General Eric Holder, and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius(not seen) hold a press conference to announce the new Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program (HCFAC) Report and highlight how the Affordable Care Act continues to save taxpayer dollars by preventing healthcare fraud, waste and abuse on February 14, 2012 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

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    The Obama administration promised to respond by Thursday to a request by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and formally outline its beliefs about whether the courts have a right to strike down a federal law. The request came after President Obama said earlier this week that it would be “unprecedented” for the Supreme Court to overturn a law that had been passed by a democratically elected Congress. Attorney General Eric Holder called those remarks “appropriate.”

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