ObamaCare decision likely by June 2012

Ken Klukowski
Washington Examiner

Things have changed on Obamacare since my last post this morning.

As of this morning, I had received DOJ’s cert petition to the Supreme Court asking the justices to take the Obamacare mega-case involving 26 states and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). I also received the petition filed by Jones Day for NFIB. My earlier post made the point that we still needed to hear from the 26 states, and that SCOTUS wouldn’t act until they had all three.

Well, now they have all three.

Former Bush Solicitor General Paul Clement filed Bancroft LLC’s petition on behalf of the 26 states yesterday. It doesn’t yet show up on SCOTUS’s docket, but the copies have been filed with the Supreme Court Clerk. So all sides have now officially asked SCOTUS to decide profound questions of federal power.

Unless something unexpected happens, the Court will likely vote in November to take the case. That probably means an argument in March or April, with a decision at the end of June 2012…

The article continues at the Washington Examiner.

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