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2015-02

February 25, 2015

With the Supreme Court scheduled to hear oral argument in King v. Burwell next week, those looking for clues as to what the Court will decide later this year when it rules in King need look no further than a very different case the Court decided today.  In Yates v.

February 6, 2015

When it comes to the Affordable Care Act and evidence about what it means, opponents of the ACA have made a habit of only seeing what they want to see.  The latest example is Ed Whelan’s response to Linda Greenhouse’s most recent column about K

February 6, 2015

In order to give a better sense of the content of the remarkable collection of briefs filed in support of the federal government in King v. Burwell, CAC has put together a comprehensive guide describing the arguments set forth in each of the 31 amici briefs along with links to the corresponding briefs.

February 6, 2015

Most advocates confronted with a journalist's own explanation about the meaning of an article she herself reported and wrote – an article that the advocate was not a part of – would recognize their own error in mischaracterizing that journalist’s view. Not so Michael Cannon of the Cato Institute.

February 5, 2015

Roughly 50 amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) briefs have been filed in King v. Burwell, the case about the availability of tax credits under the Affordable Care Act that the Supreme Court will be hearing next month.  But there’s one surprising omission from the list of amici: the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. 

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is one of the most frequent filers of amicus briefs at the Supreme Court, regularly filing in more than a dozen cases each year and routinely winning the vast majority of those cases.  One might have expected that the Chamber would have something to say in King v. Burwell, one of the most significant cases on the Court’s docket this Term and one that could “gut” the ACA.  After all, the Chamber filed an amicus brief when the Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of the ACA in 2012, and the Chamber has not been shy in engaging in advocacy related to the law (initially opposing it, then calling for its repeal, and most recently calling for changes to “fix” it).