Monday, December 19, 2011

Supreme Court sets schedule for written briefs in health reform cases

The Supreme Court has issued the briefing schedule for the three health reform cases on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).

What’s due and when?

Individual mandate (aka minimum coverage provision)
January 6 – Brief of the Solicitor General (SG) on the minimum coverage provision issue (HHS v. Florida (No. 11-398))

February 6 – Respondents’ briefs

March 7 – SG reply brief


Anti-Injunction Act
January 6 – Brief of the Court-appointed amicus curiae (aka friend of the court) on the Anti-Injunction Act issue (HHS v. Florida (No. 11-398))

February 6 – Briefs of the SG and respondents

February 27 – Reply briefs of the SG and respondents

March 12 – Reply brief of the Court-appointed amicus curiae


Severability
January 6 – Briefs of petitioners on the severability issue (National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius (No. 11-393) and Florida v. HHS (No. 11-400))

January 27 – Brief of the SG

February 17 – Brief of the Court-appointed amicus curiae

March 13 – Reply briefs of the SG and petitioners


Medicaid
January 10 — Petitioners’ brief on the Medicaid issue (Florida v. HHS (No. 11-400))

February 10 – Brief of the Solicitor General

March 12 – Reply brief




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