Supreme Court Quiet About Health Law Appeals
Although the justices met Thursday behind closed doors, no word emerged about whether the high court will hear appeals over the health law. But a decision about these cases could come Monday.
The Associated Press: Supreme Court Says Nothing About Whether It Will Hear Appeals Over Health Care Overhaul
The Supreme Court is not immediately saying whether it will make an election-year determination on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Justices met in private conference Thursday to consider new cases to hear next year. Appeals surrounding the health care overhaul were on the list to be discussed, but there was no announcement as to whether the hot-button issue had even been discussed (11/10).
Modern Healthcare: No Word From High Court On Reform Case
Supreme Court justices met in a closed-door conference Thursday to discuss which cases they may take up in coming months, but they did not issue any notice about when or whether the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will be included in their spring 2012 term. The next time the court is expected to issue an order list for upcoming cases is Monday morning (Carlson, 11/10).
The Wall Street Journal's Law Blog: Decision On Health Care Cases Could Come Monday
The Supremes met behind closed doors today for their regular conference. We still don't know if they decided to grant any of the petitions for review of health care overhaul cases. But we could know by Monday, according to Lyle Denniston at SCOTUS Blog. The Supreme Court will issue its next round of orders on pending cases on Monday at 10 a.m., the court announced this afternoon. There won't be any opinions in argued cases (Palazzolo, 11/10).
In the background —
Newshour: 5 Big Questions Before Supreme Court On Health Reform Law
The Supreme Court now has six petitions asking the justices to review and answer important constitutional questions about the Obama administration's signature social policy success — the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The justices take a look at those health care petitions for the first time during a conference Thursday in which they consider a host of other petitions as well filed by individuals and businesses during the last few months. If the Court, as expected, agrees to answer some of the questions raised about the health care law, that decision will be the blockbuster ruling of the term — and a signature decision of the Roberts Court itself (Coyle, 11/10).
The Hill: Liberal Group Renews Call For Justice Thomas To Sit Out Health Care
The liberal advocacy group Health Care for America Now (HCAN) said Thursday that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas should recuse himself from a case involving President Obama's health care law. Thomas previously failed to disclose income his wife earned through work and speaking engagements with groups that oppose the health care law. She has also given public speeches calling for its repeal (Baker, 11/10).