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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
Tr.Aud.
Feb 22, 2012 5-4 Breyer OT 2011

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.

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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