Thursday, March 31, 2011

Eleventh Circuit denies petition for en banc hearing

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit today denied the plaintiff-appellees' petition for initial hearing en banc in Florida v. HHS. Instead, the case will be heard (at least initially) by a three-judge panel.

The court also scheduled the matter for oral argument on June 8 in Atlanta at 9:30 a.m. Each side will be given a full hour for argument. (Recall that argument in the two Virginia cases will take place before the Fourth Circuit on May 10, and the argument in Thomas More Law Center before the Sixth Circuit will be held some time between May 30 and June 10.)

You can access today's order from the Eleventh Circuit here.