Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Panel announced in Kinder v. Geithner

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has announced the three-judge panel that will hear Kinder v. Geithner, the case coming from the Eastern District of Missouri. (The district court dismissed the plaintiffs' complaint on standing grounds, but the parties have also briefed the merits of the constitutionality of the individual mandate in their papers filed with the Eighth Circuit.) Here is the docket entry:
SET FOR ARGUMENT - CASE PLACED ON CALENDAR - for Argument in St. Paul on Thursday, 10/20/2011 To be heard before Judges Kermit E. Bye, Lavenski R. Smith, Steven M. Colloton in Division II . The courtroom deputy will be Lisa M. Tobias. 
Judge Bye is a Clinton appointee, and Judges Smith and Colloton are George W. Bush appointees.