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Afternoon round-up: Today’s argument in King v. Burwell

This morning the Court heard oral argument in King v. Burwell, a challenge to the availability of tax subsidies for individuals who purchase health insurance on an exchange established by the federal government. Lyle Denniston covered the decision for this blog, Amy Howe explained the argument in Plain English, and Mark Walsh provided a view from the Courtroom.  Writing for this blog, Eric Citron provided our initial mid-argument report (with a follow-up later on), while Tejinder Singh had another mid-argument update.

Other early coverage of the arguments comes from Pete Williams and Erik Ortiz at NBC News, Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed, Ariane de Vogue of CNN, Sarah Ferris of The Hill, Sam Baker of National Journal, Adam Liptak of The New York Times, Lawrence Hurley of Reuters, Richard Wolf and Brad Heath of USA Today (plus additional commentary by Richard here), Brent Kendall and Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal, Robert Barnes of The Washington Post, Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News, Jimmy Hoover of Law360, David G. Savage and Noam N. Levey of the Los Angeles Times, Mark Sherman of the Associated Press, Paige Winfield Cunningham of the Washington Examiner, Dan Mangan of CNBC, and Jonathan Cohn and Jeffrey Young of The Huffington Post), Sahil Kapur at Talking Points Memo (here and here), Jennifer Haberkorn at Politico, Julie Deisher-Edwards at JURIST, Mark Walsh at Education Week (subscription or registration required), Julie Rovner at NPR,.

Early commentary on the arguments comes from Ilya Shapiro at Cato at Liberty, Mark Joseph Stern at Slate, Ian Millhiser at ThinkProgress, Sarah Kliff at Vox, Ezra Klein at Vox, Megan McArdle at Bloomberg View, Melissa Quinn at The Daily Signal, Jeff Shesol at The New Yorker, Rick Hasen at his Election Law Blog, Kenneth Jost at Jost on Justice, Mark Zuckerman at The Century Foundation, Damon Root at Reason’s Hit and Run Blog, Gerard N. Magliocca at Balkinization, Lisa Soronen at The Council of State Government’s Knowledge Center, Daniel Fisher at Forbes, Michael Bobelian at Forbes, Michael Dorf at Dorf on Law, Garrett Epps at The Atlantic, Alan Cole at Tax Foundation, and Brianne J. Gorod of The Huffington Post.

Tomorrow the State and Local Legal Center (SLLC) hosts a “mid-Term review” webinar.  The webinar, which will feature Jeff Wall of Sullivan & Cromwell, Lori Alvino McGill of Quinn Emanuel, and Richard Wolf of USA Today, will discuss cases from this Term affecting state and local government, including King v. Burwell.  Register here for the event, which will run from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Recommended Citation: Andrew Hamm, Afternoon round-up: Today’s argument in King v. Burwell, SCOTUSblog (Mar. 4, 2015, 6:03 PM),