Monday, January 9, 2012

This week in ACA filings at the Supreme Court

Here is a rough sketch of the briefs that are scheduled to be filed at the Supreme Court this week (as the justices contemplate the EPA's enforcement powers and the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act and the FCC's regulation of fleeting expletives):

* Tomorrow (Tuesday), the states will file their brief on the Medicaid issue in Florida v. HHS (No. 11-400).

* On Friday, all amicus curiae briefs supporting the United States in HHS v. Florida (No. 11-398)--arguing that the minimum coverage provision is within Congress's enumerated powers--are due. (This should be in the neighborhood of 30 briefs, I'm guessing.)

* Friday is also the due date for any amicus briefs in support of the Court-appointed amicus curiae in HHS v. Florida (No. 11-398) on the Anti-Injunction Act issue.