Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Cert denied in the four held cases

As loyal reader Mark Regan has pointed out to me, the Supreme Court quietly on Friday issued an order list denying certiorari in all the ACA cases that were being held for NFIB v. Sebelius, HHS v. Florida, and Florida v. HHS. To refresh your memory, those were:

* Thomas More Law Center v. Obama

* Virginia v. Sebelius

* Liberty University v. Geithner, and

* Seven-Sky v. Holder

You can find the order list here.

In addition, there remain several cases still pending in the lower courts challenging the constitutionality of the minimum coverage provision as exceeding Congress's enumerated powers. Those should all be dismissed (at least on that claim) shortly.

Nonetheless, there remain a number of other cases, raising other issues, that presumably will continue to be litigated. And there are perhaps new legal issues yet to emerge in actual lawsuits. I will try to have a post up by the end of this week summarizing that landscape.