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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) —  Some Florida groups have come to the defense of the Obama administration in a lawsuit filed by Florida Governor Rick Scott over a health-care battle.

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Chief U.S. District Judge M. Casey Rodgers issued an order Tuesday granting a joint request to file a brief in defense of the Obama administration brought on by  the League of Women Voters of Florida, Florida Legal Services and Florida CHAIN

Scott’s lawsuit has sought to prevent federal officials from linking an extension of the Low Income Pool, or LIP, health-funding program to a potential expansion of Medicaid.  Scott also has sought a preliminary injunction in the case.

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The three groups said in their joint request that the brief would apply to Scott’s motion for a preliminary injunction. In the request, the groups said they are “consumer, educational, and legal services organizations whose members, constituents, and clients are directly affected by the Florida Medicaid program.”

The federal government filed documents Monday blasting Scott’s arguments in the case, describing the arguments as “baseless.”

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(The News Service of Florida contributed to this report.)