The Supreme Court decided Wednesday to hear the Republican Party’s appeal regarding Susan Bysiewicz’s qualifications for attorney general. The court set forth an expedited schedule, which includes oral arguments on May 18.

On Tuesday the Republican Party appeal Superior Court Judge Michael Sheldon’s opinion, which concluded Bysiewicz meets the 10 years of legal practice requirement to run for attorney general.

In response to the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case, Bysiewicz said in a press release that she is pleased the court will address the matter prior to the May 22 Democratic convention.

“Judge Sheldon’s decision was well reasoned and thoughtful with more than 50 pages devoted to his factual findings based on evidence presented to him by both sides,” Bysiewicz said.

Republican Party Chairman Chris Healy said Tuesday that it was an overly broad decision and set a “horrible precedent.”