Health care amici appointed
The Court’s website now contains orders appointing amici to brief and argue two questions in the pending challenges to the Affordable Care Act. Both amici are well-respected and experienced advocates at the Court. H. Bartow Farr, III, a partner at Farr & Taranto, has been appointed to defend the Eleventh Circuit’s determination that the individual mandate provision is severable from the rest of the Act, while Robert Long, a partner at Covington & Burling, has been appointed to brief and argue the position that the Anti-Injunction Act bars the suit brought by Florida and other states to challenge the individual mandate.
Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Health care amici appointed, SCOTUSblog (Nov. 18, 2011, 2:44 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2011/11/health-care-amici-appointed/