Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday, March 1.
On Tuesday the court hears oral argument in Dean v. United States. Douglas Berman has our preview.

Douglas v. California Pharmacists Association

Consolidated into: Douglas v. Independent Living Center of Southern California

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-1158 9th Cir. Oct 3, 2011
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Feb 22, 2012 5-4 Breyer OT 2011
 
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Holding: The parties will argue before the Ninth Circuit in the first instance whether the respondents may maintain Supremacy Clause actions in light of the approval by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services of the challenged California statutes that reduce the amount of Medicaid reimbursement.

Plain English Summary:

Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Breyer on February 22, 2012. Chief Justice Roberts filed a dissenting opinion, joined by Justices Scalia, Thomas, and Alito.

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