|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|15-543||D.C. Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2015|
Issue: (1) Whether the Affordable Care Act’s tax on going without health insurance is a “Bill for raising Revenue” to which the Origination Clause applies; and (2) whether the Senate's gut-and-replace procedure was a constitutionally valid “amend [ment]” pursuant to the Origination Clause.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Oct 26 2015||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 27, 2015)|
|Nov 2 2015||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.|
|Nov 18 2015||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 28, 2015.|
|Nov 23 2015||Brief amici curiae of Southeastern Legal Foundation, and The Beacon Center filed.|
|Nov 24 2015||Brief amici curiae of Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, et al. filed.|
|Nov 25 2015||Brief amici curiae of Texas, et al. filed.|
|Nov 25 2015||Brief amici curiae of U.S. Representative Trent Franks, Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee, and 45 Other Members of the House of Representatives filed.|
|Nov 25 2015||Brief amici curiae of U.S. Justice Foundation, et al. filed.|
|Nov 25 2015||Brief amici curiae of United States Senators Cornyn, Cruz, and Lee filed.|
|Nov 25 2015||Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed.|
|Nov 25 2015||Brief amicus curiae of Mountain States Legal Foundation filed.|
|Nov 27 2015||Brief amicus curiae of David Boyle filed.|
|Dec 7 2015||Motion for leave to file amici brief out of time filed by Daniel G. Anderson, et al.|
|Dec 28 2015||Brief of respondents Department fo Health and Human Services, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Dec 29 2015||Reply of petitioner Matt Sissel filed.|
|Dec 30 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 15, 2016.|
|Jan 19 2016||Motion for leave to file amici brief out of time filed by Daniel G. Anderson, et al. DENIED.|
|Jan 19 2016||Petition DENIED.|
Incidentally, Gorsuch had been scheduled to give a speech at the University of Wyoming today, but his visit was canceled due to COVID.
Nothing from Kagan or Gorsuch though 😢 https://twitter.com/scotusblog/status/1438530948207874050
💥 Breyer continues book tour (including @colbertlateshow two nights ago).
💥 Barrett gave a speech Sunday @uofl.
💥 Thomas is slated to give the 2021 Tocqueville Lecture today @NotreDame (but, like Barrett's speech, there is apparently no livestream).
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Justice Barrett did so in a speech in Kentucky, after being introduced by Mitch McConnell:
Justice Breyer did so in an interview on Fox News: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/supreme-court-justice-stephen-breyer-political-reforms
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