Florida v. Department of Health and Human Services

Docket No. 11-400 (Medicaid)

Argument Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Questions Presented

1. Does Congress exceed its enumerated powers and violate basic principles of federalism when it coerces States into accepting onerous conditions that it could not impose directly by threatening to withhold all federal funding under the single largest grant-in-aid program, or does the limitation on Congress's spending power that this Court recognized in South Dakota v. Dole, 483 U.S. 203 (1987), no longer apply?

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