|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|19-841||5th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2020|
Issues: (1) Whether the individual and state plaintiffs (the respondents here) possess Article III standing to challenge the constitutionality of Section 5000A(a) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA); (2) whether Section 5000A, as amended, exceeds Congress’ constitutional authority; and (3) whether, if Section 5000A is invalid, the provision is severable from the remainder of the act.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jan 03 2020||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 3, 2020)|
|Jan 03 2020||Motion to expedite consideration of the petition for a writ of certiorari filed by petitioner.|
|Jan 06 2020||Response to motion requested. (Due January 10, 2020, by 4 p.m.)|
|Jan 09 2020||Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, United States House of Representatives.|
|Jan 10 2020||Response to motion from Federal respondents filed.|
|Jan 10 2020||Response to motion from State respondents filed.|
|Jan 10 2020||Response to motion from respondent Neill Hurley and John Nantz submitted.|
|Jan 13 2020||Reply in support of motion filed.|
|Jan 15 2020||Brief amicus curiae of AARP, et al. filed. VIDED.|
|Jan 15 2020||Brief amicus curiae of Small Business Majority Foundation filed. VIDED.|
|Jan 15 2020||Brief amicus curiae of American Cancer Society et al. filed. VIDED.|
|Jan 15 2020||Brief amicus curiae of National Hospital Associations filed. VIDED.|
|Jan 15 2020||Brief amicus curiae of America's Health Insurance Plans filed. VIDED.|
|Jan 15 2020||Brief amicus curiae of Bipartisan Economic Scholars filed. VIDED.|
|Jan 17 2020||Brief amicus curiae of Jeremy C. Doerre filed. VIDED.|
|Jan 21 2020||Motion to expedite consideration filed by petitioner DENIED.|
|Jan 21 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from February 3, 2020 to March 17, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Jan 22 2020||Response to motion from petitioner United States House of Representatives filed.|
|Jan 24 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response to the petition for a writ of certiorari is denied.|
|Jan 31 2020||Letter waiving the 14-day waiting period for the distribution of the petition for a writ of certiorari pursuant to Rule 15.5 filed.|
|Feb 03 2020||Brief of State of Texas, et al. in opposition not accepted for filing. (February 03, 2020 -- Corrected version to be submitted)|
|Feb 03 2020||Brief amicus curiae of Association of American Physicians and Surgeons filed. VIDED.|
|Feb 03 2020||Brief of respondents United States, et al. in opposition filed. VIDED.|
|Feb 03 2020||Waiver of right of respondent State of California to respond filed.|
|Feb 03 2020||Brief of respondents State of Texas, et al. in opposition filed. VIDED.(February 3, 2020)|
|Feb 03 2020||Brief of respondents Neill Hurley and John Nantz in opposition filed. VIDED.|
|Feb 05 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/21/2020.|
|Feb 12 2020||Reply of petitioner United States House of Representatives filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 18 2020||Letter of February 18, 2020 from counsel for petitioner filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 19 2020||Letter of February 19, 2020 from counsel for respondent State of California filed.|
|Feb 24 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/28/2020.|
|Jun 21 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/24/2021.|
|Jun 28 2021||Petition DENIED.|
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