(RightWing.org) – In 2012, the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s (ObamaCare) individual mandate in an opinion on NFIB v. Sebelius. Then in 2017, President Donald Trump’s tax law set the mandated amount at $0. That led to Texas filing a lawsuit questioning, again, whether former President Barack Obama’s law was Constitutional. Now, the case will head back to the justices on the high court.
On August 19, the SCOTUS released its oral arguments docket for the October 2020 session. Two ObamaCare cases — California v. Texas and Texas v. California — were consolidated, and the court will hear arguments on November 10.
Here are the goods for the new November argument calendar. SCOTUS will hear a pair of criminal cases on Election Day— juvenile sentencing + statutory interpretation of the Armed Career Criminal Act. Obamacare challenge will be one week later on Nov. 10. https://t.co/QmyiQlLI76
— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) August 19, 2020
Texas, and more than a dozen states, are arguing the law became unconstitutional when the mandate was set at $0 because it no longer generates money. President Donald Trump’s administration is supporting the effort to end the law. Although arguments will be held in November, the SCOTUS likely won’t hand down their opinion until June 2021. If the Lonestar state wins, it’ll be the biggest court victory for the Right in years.
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