Thursday, July 21, 2011

Oral argument today in Goudy-Bachman v. HHS

Oral argument will begin in approximately one hour (at 1:30 p.m. EDT) in Courtroom No. 2 at the Federal Building in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Goudy-Bachman v. HHS. The district judge assigned to the case is Christopher C. Conner, a George W. Bush appointee. At issue are cross-motions for summary judgment by the plaintiffs and the United States. The plaintiffs' sole claim on the merits is that the minimum essential coverage provision exceeds Congress's enumerated powers. (You can find all the papers that have been filed in this case in the far right-hand column, near the bottom of the page.)