Supreme Court Rejects Motion to Delay Briefings in Texas v. Azar

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Earlier this month, a coalition of state attorneys general appealed the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and petitioned the Supreme Court of the United States to review Texas v. Azar, which challenges the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). On January 24, 2020, the Supreme Court rejected a motion filed by plaintiffs to extend the deadline to respond to the defendants’ petition until March. Because this motion was denied, the plaintiffs must respond to the defendants’ petition by February 3, 2020. Once the plaintiffs’ response is filed, the Supreme Court will decide whether to hear the case, though it is uncertain whether that would occur during the Court’s current term or the following term if the Court grants the defendants’ petition.

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