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Texas v. California

Consolidated with:

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-1019 5th Cir. Nov 10, 2020 Jun 17, 2021 7-2 Breyer OT 2020

Holding: Plaintiffs lack standing to challenge the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s minimum essential coverage provision.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice Breyer on June 17, 2021. Justice Thomas filed a concurring opinion. Justice Alito filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Gorsuch joined.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Feb 14 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 16, 2020)
Feb 18 2020Letter of February 18, 2020 from counsel for respondent U.S. House of Representatives filed.
Feb 19 2020Letter of February 19, 2020 from counsel for respondent State of California filed.
Feb 24 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/28/2020.
Mar 02 2020Petition GRANTED. The petition for a writ of certiorari in No. 19-840 is granted. The cases are consolidated and a total of one hour is allotted for oral argument. VIDED.
Mar 02 2020Because 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. 19-840. Subsequent filings in these cases must therefore be submitted through the electronic filing system in No. 19-840. 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.”
Aug 19 2020SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. VIDED.
Aug 31 2020Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 5th Circuit.
Sep 10 2020The record from the U.S.C.A. 5th Circuit is electronic and located on Pacer.
Nov 10 2020Argued. For California, et al.: Michael J. Mongan, Solicitor General, San Francisco, Cal. For U.S. House of Representatives: Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., Washington, D. C. For Texas, et al.: Kyle D. Hawkins, Solicitor General, Austin, Tex. For United States, et al.: Jeffrey B. Wall, Acting Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. VIDED.
Jun 17 2021Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Breyer, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Thomas, Sotomayor, Kagan, Kavanaugh, and Barrett, JJ., joined. Thomas, J., filed a concurring opinion. Alito, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Gorsuch, J., joined. VIDED.