Supremes to Take Up Health Care Reform

  Let’s be honest:  we all knew this was coming.  But since it just came out, let’s bust out the Drudge-style siren!

The U.S. Supreme Court has granted cert on several appeals concerning the Affordable Care Act.  The Court will hold 5.5 hours of oral argument (a modern record) in its coming term, and the Court has broken that time down like this:

  • 2 hours:  constitutionality of the individual mandate
  • 90 minutes:  whether the entire law fails if the individual mandate is struck down
  • 1 hour:  whether the Anti-Injunction Act bars challenges to the insurance mandate
  • 1 hour:  constitutionality of expansion of the Medicaid program for the poor and disabled

The Court left untouched cert petitions from Liberty University and a conservative advocacy group.

About Brian Jones

I represent clients in all aspects of business litigation, but focus my practice on complex litigation and arbitration matters concerning insurance and reinsurance, antitrust, class actions, securities, real estate disputes, and contract matters. I am the co-chair of the Bose McKinney & Evans Insurance Group. I was listed in the 2017 and 2016 "Best Lawyers in America" for Insurance Coverage and named a "Rising Star" in Insurance Coverage by Super Lawyers in Indiana in 2014. I was also named a "Rising Star" in Business Litigation by Super Lawyers in Indiana in 2013 and 2012, and a 2010 “Rising Star” in Business Litigation in Texas. I am a member of the State Bars of Indiana and Texas, the Defense Research Institute, a former member of the Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, and I am licensed to practice before all state courts in Indiana and Texas, as well as all federal courts in Indiana, the Northern, Western, and Southern Districts of Texas, the Northern District of Illinois, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Seventh, and Eleventh Circuits. I received my bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in political science and my master’s degree in teaching from Trinity University, where I was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. I received my doctor of jurisprudence degree from the University of Texas School of Law, where I was the Director of Communications for the Legal Research Board and a member of the Phi Delta Phi Honor Society. Before attending law school, I taught high school geography, government and economics in San Antonio, Texas.
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