Although San Francisco's universal health care law officially survived the 9th Circuit on Monday, business interests hope the Supreme Court will step in. The circuit denied en banc review to the Golden Gate Restaurant Association, which had challenged the ordinance after local government approved it in 2006. But eight judges sharply critiqued the majority's decision, saying it contradicts a 4th Circuit ruling in a similar case and flouts Congress' 35-year-old Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
San Francisco Health Care Law Survives 9th Circuit but May Face High Court
March 10, 2009