Friday, November 12, 2010

Leave to file amicus briefs in Florida v. HHS

Judge Vinson today granted several motions filed by parties interested in filing amicus curiae briefs in support of either the states or the United States in their motions for summary judgment. Here is a partial list the parties granted leave:

In support of the states:
* House Republican Leader John Boehner
* Senators Mitch McConnell, John Barrasso, John Cornyn, Saxby Chambliss, Orrin Hatch, James Risch, Pat Roberts, and Roger Wicker
* Governors Tim Pawlenty and Donald Carcieri
* The American Civil Rights Union
* Family Research Council

In support of the United States:
* The governors of Washington, Michigan, Colorado, and Pennsylvania
* The states of Oregon, Iowa, and Vermont
* A group of state legislators from the plaintiff states
* The American Hospital Association, Federation of American Hospitals, National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems, National Association of Children’s Hospitals, Catholic Health Association of the United States, and Association of American Medical Colleges
* A group of economics scholars
* The American Association of People with Disabilities