TexasFoldEm: GOP plaintiffs ask for a delay...5th Circuit says tough patooties

Huh. This is an interesting development...

Republican attorneys general suing to strike down the Affordable Care Act asked the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to delay oral arguments in the case, which are set to take place on July 9.

The Republican states said they need more time to file a supplemental brief on whether the U.S. House of Representatives and the Democratic states that are defending the landmark healthcare law have standing to intervene in the case and if not, what that means for the appeal. The Republican attorneys general asked to extend the July 3 deadline to file the brief by 20 days and reschedule oral arguments for after that date.

...The Democratic states and the House urged the court to deny the request, arguing that moving ahead with the case would reduce uncertainty in the healthcare sector.

...except that the court has already responded with a big, fat bucket of Nope:

Appeals Court Refuses to Delay Obamacare Oral Arguments

Posted July 2, 2019, 1:44 PM

The New Orleans-based federal appeals court set to hear arguments July 9 in the legal fight over Obamacare denied Republicans’ request to delay arguments in the case.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit gave the coalition of conservative states challenging the law a few extra days to file an additional brief on whether the Democratic-led states and the House of Representatives have standing in the case. That question is whether they can appeal a district court ruling...