During Thursday’s conference the justices considered the certiorari petitions in the cases challenging Congress’s authority under the Commerce Clause to require individuals to purchase health care insurance. The Court’s decision on whether to take up the challenges could come when orders are announced to day at 10 a.m.
Meanwhile, the Justice Department chimed in on what could be another blockbuster case this term, should the Court choose to take it up: the challenge to Arizona’s controversial immigration law authorizes police to assess individuals’ immigration status.
The government urged the Court not to take up the decision by the 9th Circuit ruling blocking the enforcement of the most controversial aspects of the law, holding that the provisions are preempted by federal immigration law.
Keep an eye on this blog and Lawyers USA’s new Supreme Court Report page for updates on these cases and other newsworthy tidbits.