Friday, January 6, 2012

Four briefs due today

Four briefs are due to be filed at the Supreme Court by the close of business today. Those are:

* The brief of the United States in HHS v. Florida (No. 11-398) addressing whether the minimum essential coverage provision exceeds Congress's enumerated powers.

* The briefs of the private plaintiffs and the states in NFIB v. Sebelius (No. 11-393) and Florida v. HHS (No. 11-400) addressing whether, if the minimum essential coverage provision is unconstitutional, it is severable from the rest of the Affordable Care Act.

* The brief of amicus curiae Robert A. Long in HHS v. Florida (No. 11-398) addressing whether the anti-Injunction Act bars the suit brought by the challengers seeking to enjoin enforcement of the minimum essential coverage provision.

Lyle Denniston will have coverage over at SCOTUSblog and will have the briefs posted there shortly after they become available. It is believed that the Court itself will also make them available through its own web site. I will put them up here just as soon as I receive copies.

Happy reading, everyone!