U.S. Supreme Court

Case Status


Docket Number


2011 Term

Oral Argument Date

March 26, 2012


Case Updates


July 30, 2012

The Supreme Court agreed to review this case, but no opinion was issued in this case.

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief challenging Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

October 25, 2011

NCLC urged the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the entire Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), if the Supreme Court rules that the individual mandate is unconstitutional. According to NCLC's amicus brief, the individual mandate is a central component of the PPACA; without the mandate, the Act cannot possibly function as designed. The amicus brief does not address the constitutionality of the individual mandate. The brief explains that if the PPACA’s remaining insurance reforms are left to stand without the individual mandate, it will wreak havoc on the health insurance market.

Cert. petition filed 9/28/2011. NCLC amicus brief filed 10/25/11. Cert. granted 11/14/11, in tandem with Florida v. HHS (No. 11-400) and NFIB v. Sebelius (No. 11-393). Oral argument 3/26/12. Judgement issued 7/30/12.

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