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February 07, 2020

U.S. v. Texas Update

Since the U.S. Supreme Court declined to expedite oral argument in this case challenging the constitutionality of the ACA, the parties challenging the law have filed their briefs opposing the certiorari petition. The parties defending the law’s constitutionality have informed the Court that they will submit their reply briefs on February 12 thereby permitting the Court to consider their petition as early as the Court’s February 21 conference.  In a related development, on January 29, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit denied without comment a motion for en banc review submitted by the parties defending the constitutionality of the ACA.