High Court Justices Could Decide Nov. 10 On Health Law Challenges
A closed-door meeting is on the justices' schedule during which they will review petitions regarding challenges to the health law. Their decision about how — and when — to proceed could be made public as soon as Nov. 14.
Politico: Health Care Reform Review Decision Could Come On Nov. 10
The Supreme Court could decide Nov. 10 whether it will review President Barack Obama's health care reform law this term. The Obama administration and five opponents of the law are asking the court to review whether the law's requirement that all Americans buy insurance is constitutional. Five of the six pending requests have been sent to the justices ahead of the November conference, at which the justices will decide which cases it will accept (Haberkorn, 10/26).
The Associated Press/Washington Post: Health Care Cases On Supreme Court Justices' Agenda For Nov. 10 Closed-Door Meeting
The Supreme Court could decide as early as Nov. 10 whether to hear a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul this term. Federal appeals court rulings on health care from Atlanta, Cincinnati and Richmond are on the agenda for the justices' private conference on Nov. 10 (10/26).
CQ HealthBeat: Supreme Court To Privately Discuss Health Care Lawsuits On Nov. 10
U.S. Supreme Court justices will consider in a closed-door conference on Nov. 10 how they will handle three lawsuits filed against the health care law. That means it's possible a date for oral arguments before the high court could be set before the end of the year. Petitions in three cases challenging the law all were distributed to the justices on Wednesday, according to the Supreme Court docket. Those challenging the law are the Thomas More Law Center, the National Federation of Independent Business, 26 states, two individuals and Liberty University (Norman, 10/26).
National Journal: Supreme Court Could Decide To Look At Health Care Law On Nov. 10
The Supreme Court could decide to hear a case or cases regarding the constitutionality of the federal health care law, according to media reports on Wednesday. "The court decides during its closed-door conferences which cases it will consider in the coming months. If the justices decide during their Nov. 10 meeting to hear one or more health care cases, they could make the announcement that day or, more likely, in a written list of orders that is scheduled for release on Nov. 14," The Wall Street Journal reported (10/26).
The Hill: Supreme Court To Review Health Reform Lawsuits Next Month
The conference will be the court's first formal discussion on the issue. The justices must decide whether to take up any of the health care lawsuits, which one to take and how to consolidate the various issues raised in competing briefs. The court could announce its decision as early as Nov. 14, though it does not always move that quickly on requests for a hearing (Baker, 10/26).
CNN: Supreme Court To Consider Taking Health Care Appeals
It is virtually assured that at least one of the legal challenges will be accepted, and oral arguments would be held perhaps in February or March. A ruling would come by late June. Five of the six pending petitions were distributed to the justices' chambers Wednesday. The nine-member bench has the discretion to accept some, all or none of the cases. But given the importance and uncertainty of the law, a high court review is considered certain (Mears, 10/26).
The New York Times: Lawyer Opposing Health Law Is Familiar Face To The Justices
At the moment, he is defending both Arizona's tough new law against illegal immigration and Congress's prohibition against interstate recognition of same-sex marriages. And if, as expected, the Supreme Court soon announces that it will hear a challenge to last year's health care law, it seems increasingly likely that it will be Mr. Clement who argues, in the thick of the 2012 campaign, that President Obama's signature domestic achievement is unconstitutional (Sack, 10/26).