Supreme Court Oral Arguments, Day 1: What We’re Reading

Monday, March 26, 2012

Today the Supreme Court began the first of three full days of oral arguments debating the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The issue before the Court today is whether the Anti-Injunction Act (AIA) is applicable in this case. The AIA states that no one can bring legal action to prevent the collection of a tax, however, this means that you can sue after the tax is collected. If the AIA applies to the PPACA litigation, then the Court would have to punt their decision about the individual mandate down the road to at least after 2014, when the mandate tax penalty is applicable.

A complete transcript of today’s arguments is available here.

We’ll keep posting on this issue, but in the meantime, here are a few articles and blogs we’re reading:

More to come!


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