An order Wednesday from Judge Leslie Southwick says the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit agreed to a request from parties in the case for a fast-tracked hearing in July. A date was not set, but defenders of the Affordable Care Act expect oral arguments between July 9 and 12.
Trump is backing Texas and other Republican-led states as they seek to overturn the law, arguing that congressional repeal of its unpopular fines on people who remain uninsured has rendered it unconstitutional.
A federal district court judge agreed. A coalition of Democratic-led states is appealing as it defends the law, often called “Obamacare.”