For those of you making travel plans and organizing kids' birthday parties around the ACA litigation, here are the dates to keep in mind for the rest of 2010:
October 4: Party reply briefs and amicus curiae briefs due in Virginia v. Sebelius.
October 14: Likely date on which Judge Vinson issues his decision on the United States's motion to dismiss in Florida v. HHS.
October 18: Hearing on the competing motions to dismiss in Virginia v. Sebelius, 9:00 a.m. in Richmond, Virginia, before Judge Hudson.
November 4: Motions for summary judgment due in Florida v. HHS.
November 17: Rough date on which to expect a ruling in Virginia v. Sebelius on the motions for summary judgment? (If the "rocket docket" expectation is 30 days from argument, this would be the date.)
UPDATE: Judge Hudson stated at the October 18 hearing that he expects to rule on the motions "by the end of the year."
November 23: Memoranda in response to motions for summary judgment due in Florida v. HHS.
December 6: Party reply briefs due in Florida v. HHS.
December 18: Hearing on motions for summary judgment in Florida v. HHS, in Pensacola, Florida, before Judge Vinson.
No word yet on whether DirecTV will offer a special "ACA litigation mix" channel where viewers can tune into commentary on the proceedings from multiple networks simultaneously.