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Did Justice Thomas Foreshadow the Downfall of Obamacare in Baker Botts?

By no means do we think that we might reliably predict the outcome of such a politically charged case as King v. Burwell, No. 14-114, the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act. But for those who like to read tea leaves from the Supreme Court, section III.B.2 of the Court’s decision (released yesterday) in Baker Botts … Continue reading this entry

Shaking Down the Thunder From the Sky: Part 2 of Notre Dame's Challenge to the Contraception Mandate

For the second time in as many years, the Seventh Circuit has declined to grant Notre Dame’s request for an injunction exempting the university from the contraception requirements of the Affordable Care Act. We wrote about the first decision here. As was true back in 2014, the court remained skeptical of the link between Notre Dame’s … Continue reading this entry

Seventh Circuit Leaves Sen. Ron Johnson Without a Leg to Stand on in His Obamacare Suit

On Tuesday, April 14, 2015 the Seventh Circuit affirmed dismissal of a lawsuit by U.S. Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin in Johnson v. U.S. Office of Personnel Management, No. 14-2723. Sen. Johnson sought to enjoin the OPM from implementing a regulation that he considered contrary to the text of the Affordable Care Act (the ACA, … Continue reading this entry

It's Not a Federal Question: 7th Circuit Sends Case Involving Affordable Care Act Funds Back to State Court

What is or what is not a federal question under Grable & Sons Metal Products, Inc. v. Darue Engineering & Manufacturing, 545 U.S. 308 (2005), is an issue that continues to perplex lawyers, judges, and law students alike. In Hartland Lakeside Joint No. 3 School District v. WEA Insurance Corp., No. 13-3787 (7th Cir. June 27, … Continue reading this entry

Shaking Down the Thunder From the Sky: Notre Dame's Challenge to the Contraception Mandate

The Supreme Court will inevitably decide to what extent the Religious Freedom Restoration Act protects religiously affiliated employers from providing insurance coverage for contraceptive services, as is generally required under the Affordable Care Act. But in the meantime, the Seventh Circuit has entered the discussion by affirming the denial of the University of Notre Dame’s motion … Continue reading this entry