Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Nothing yet in Kinder v. Geithner

I just checked the Eighth Circuit's electronic docket through PACER, and there has been no movement on Kinder v. Geithner. This was the case orally argued October 20, and which has been stayed pending the Supreme Court's decision. The district court dismissed the case for lack of standing, but the parties also argued the merits in the court of appeals. The Eighth Circuit should now affirm the district court, or simply dismiss the case as moot, as the only merits issue was whether the minimum coverage provision exceeds Congress's enumerated powers.