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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-398 11th Cir. Mar 26, 2012
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Jun 28, 2012 5-4 Roberts OT 2011

Disclosure: Goldstein and Russell, P.C. represents AARP as amicus curiae in support of the petitioners in this case.

Holding: The Anti-Injunction Act does not bar a challenge to the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s “individual mandate” provision, which requires virtually all Americans to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty, even though the mandate has not yet gone into effect. Although the mandate is not authorized under the Commerce Clause, it is nonetheless a valid exercise of Congress’s power under the Taxing Clause. Finally, the Medicaid expansion provision of the ACA violates the Constitution by threatening states with the loss of their existing Medicaid funding if they decline to comply with the expansion.

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From Oral Argument

  • Anti-Injunction Act argument audio and transcript. SCOTUSblog’s highlights from the audio are here.
  • Individual Mandate argument  audio and  transcript. SCOTUSblog’s highlights from the audio are here.

Merits Briefs for the Department of Health and Human Services  Regarding the Minimum Coverage Provision

Amicus Briefs Supporting the Department of Health and Human Services Regarding the Minimum Coverage Provision

Merits Briefs for Florida et al. and the Private Respondents Regarding the Minimum Coverage Provision

Amicus Briefs Supporting Florida et al. and the Private Respondents  Regarding the Minimum Coverage Provision

Amicus Briefs Supporting Neither Party

Merits Briefs for Court-Appointed Amicus Regarding the Anti-Injunction Act

Amicus Briefs Supporting the Court- Appointed Amicus Regarding Vacatur

Merits Briefs for the Department of Health and Human Services  Regarding the Anti-Injunction Act

Merits Briefs for Florida et al. and the Private Respondents  Regarding the Anti-Injunction Act

Amicus Briefs Supporting Florida et al. and the Private Respondents  Regarding the  Anti-Injunction Act

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