Wednesday, March 28, 2012

We start again in 5 minutes

First, we will have 90 minutes on severability. Then we will have 60 minutes on the Medicaid question. Unlike the last two days, the challengers are up first, as they are the petitioners. Paul Clement will argue both questions for them. Deputy SG Ed Kneedler will argue the severability question for the United States, while SG Don Verrilli gets the Medicaid question. Court-appointed amicus H. Bartow Farr will argue on the severability question in defense of the Eleventh Circuit's decision, which found the minimum coverage provision completely severable.