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American Medical Association v. Cochran

Consolidated with:

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-429 9th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD OT 2021

Issues: (1) Whether the Department of Health and Human Services' rule for the Title X family planning program — which prohibits and compels certain pregnancy-related speech between a Title X provider and her patient, proscribing abortion-related information but requiring information about non-abortion options — is arbitrary and capricious; (2) whether the rule violates the Title X appropriations act, which requires that “all pregnancy counseling” under Title X “shall be nondirective”; and (3) whether the rule violates Section 1554 of the Affordable Care Act, which requires that HHS “shall not promulgate any regulation” that harms patient care in any one of six ways, including by “interfer[ing] with communications” between a patient and her provider.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 01 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 4, 2020)
Oct 23 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 4, 2020 to December 4, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 26 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including December 4, 2020.
Nov 04 2020Letter of October 26, 2020 from counsel for respondents Oregon, et al. received.
Nov 04 2020Brief of respondents States of Oregon, New York, California, et al. in support filed.
Dec 04 2020Brief for the Federal Respondents filed. VIDED
Dec 22 2020Reply of petitioners American Medical Association, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Dec 23 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/8/2021.
Jan 19 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/22/2021.
Feb 12 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/19/2021.
Feb 22 2021Petition GRANTED. The petitions for writs of certiorari in Nos. 20-454 and 20-539 are granted. The cases are consolidated, and a total of one hour is allotted for oral argument. VIDED.
Feb 22 2021Because the Court has consolidated these cases for briefing and oral argument, future filings and activity in the cases will now be reflected on the docket of No. 20-429. Subsequent filings in these cases must therefore be submitted through the electronic filing system in No. 20-429. Each document submitted in connection with one or more of these cases must include on its cover the case number and caption for each case in which the filing is intended to be submitted. Where a filing is submitted in fewer than all of the cases, the docket entry will reflect the case number(s) in which the filing is submitted; a document filed in all of the consolidated cases will be noted as “VIDED.”