Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Arguments have ended

And they lasted more than two hours!

The first media reports are filtering in. Here is one from the Richmond Times Dispatch, and here is a brief AP story.

More soon.

UPDATE: And here is a report from the Washington Post.

And this from Kaiser Health News.

UPDATE 2: The media reports thus far are quite incomplete, so I will reserve judgment until I have had a chance to listen to the arguments myself in full. But it sounds as if the panel was quite engaged on the question whether Virginia lacks standing. Again, if Virginia lacks standing, it would not be that important to the end game; there are several plaintiffs in the other cases that pretty clearly have standing to challenge the minimum coverage provision. But a dismissal of Attorney General Cuccinelli's case would certainly be a symbolic victory for the administration.