Health Law Challenges And Appeals Percolate

The date has been set -- July 13 -- for oral arguments to be heard in a California appeal of a lawsuit against the health overhaul filed by the Pacific Justice Institute. And, in Kansas, the attorney general has signed on to an amicus brief that supports, but does not join, in a lawsuit challenging the measure.

CQ HealthBeat: California Challenge To Health Care Law Set For Oral Arguments
Yet another challenge to the health care law will be the subject of oral arguments in an appeals court — this one a suit dismissed by a California federal judge in 2010 for lack of standing. Under an order issued Friday by the Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, oral arguments will be heard July 13 in a case filed by the Pacific Justice Institute and Steve Baldwin, a former state lawmaker (Norman, 6/6). 

Kansas Health Institute News: Kansas AG Joins Brief Challenging Federal Health Reform
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today that he has joined with 13 other state attorneys general in a brief challenging the federal health reform law. The brief, filed in the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, outlines the states' objections to the "individual mandate" included in the Affordable Care Act. ... The brief was filed by way of supporting — not joining — the lawsuit, Seven-Sky v. Holder (6/6). 

Related, from KHN: Scoreboard: Tracking Health Law Court Challenges (Vaida, 6/2). 

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