Closed ACA Cases

The Premium Tax Credits Cases: King v. Burwell (Supreme Court), Pruitt v. Sebelius, Halbig v. Sebelius, King v. Burwell (District Court and D.C. Circuit), Indiana v. IRS

Other closed cases of interest: Ohio v. U.S. and West Virginia v. U.S. DHHS

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The Premium Tax Credits Cases: King v. Burwell (Supreme Court), Pruitt v. Sebelius, Halbig v. Sebelius, King v. Burwell (District Court and D.C. Circuit), Indiana v. IRS







Petitioners’ opening brief, 12/22/2014

Joint appendix, 12/22/2014

Petitioners’ reply brief, 2/18/2015


Respondents’ brief, 1/21/2015



Adler Cannon amicus, 12/29/2014

Admin and Con Law Profs amicus, 12/29/2014

American Center for Law and Justice amicus, 12/29/2014

American Civil Rights Union amicus, 12/29/2014

Cato and Blackman amicus, 12/29/2014

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom amicus, 12/29/2014

Consumers’ Research amicus, 12/29/2014

Cornyn et al amicus, 12/29/2014

Evanns amicus, 12/29/2014

Galen amicus, 12/29/2014

Indiana amicus, 12/29/2014

Judicial Watch amicus, 12/29/2014

Landmark amicus, 12/29/2014

Missouri Liberty amicus, 12/29/2014

Mountain States amicus, 12/29/2014

Oklahoma et al amicus, 12/29/2014

Pacific Research amicus, 12/29/2014

Rabkin amicus, 12/29/2014

Texas Black Americans for Life amicus, 12/29/2014

Virginia Delegates amicus, 12/29/2014

Washington Legal amicus, 12/29/2014


American Academy of Pediatrics amicus, 1/28/2015

AARP amicus, 1/28/2015

SC amicus AARP 14-114 bsac AARP


American Cancer Society amicus, 1/28/2015

AFL-CIO amicus, 1/28/2015

AHIP amicus, 1/28/2015

American Hospital Ass’n amicus, 1/28/2015

SC amicus Am Hosp Assn 14-114bsac American Hospital Ass’n


American Thoracic Society amicus, 1/28/2015

Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum amicus, 1/28/2015

Baggiano amicus, 1/28/2015

Bipartisan Economic Scholars amicus, 1/28/2015

Boyle amicus, 1/28/2015

Catholic Health Ass’n amicus, 1/28/2015

Eskridge et al amicus, 1/28/2015

Families USA amicus, 1/28/2015

SC amicus Families USA corrected No 14-114 basc Families USA 1-28-15

Former Government Officials amicus, 1/28/2015

Harvard LS Ctr Health Policy Innovation amicus, 1/28/2015

HCA, Inc. amicus, 1/28/2015

Health Care Policy History Scholars amicus, 1/28/2015

Jewish Alliance LSA amicus, 1/28/2015

Lambda Legal amicus, 1/28/2015

Members of Congress and State Legislatures amicus, 1/28/2015

Casey to Nelson letter, 1/27/2015

Nelson to Casey letter, 1/27/2015

Merrill Metzger Gluck Bagley amicus, 1/28/2015

Nat’l Alliance of State Health Co-Ops amicus, 1/28/2015

SC amicus NASHCo-Ops


Nat’l Ass’n of Community Health Centers amicus, 1/28/2015

NEA amicus, 1/28/2015

National Women’s Law Center amicus, 1/28/2015

Public Health Deans amicus, 1/28/2015

SEIU amicus, 1/28/2015

Small Business Majority amicus, 1/28/2015

Trinity Health amicus, 1/28/2015

Virginia et al amicus, 1/28/2015

CASES (including earlier-stage King pleadings)

Pruitt v. Sebelius — relevant pleadings

Plaintiff moves to lift stay, 7/27/2012

Order lifting stay, 9/12/2012

Plaintiff files amended complaint raising premium tax credit issues, 9/19/2012

Order, 9/24/2012: answer, or motion to dismiss, due 10/19/2012; if motion to dismiss, response due 11/16/2012

Motion to dismiss, 12/3/2012

Request for permissive intervention from Texas employers, 12/6/2012


Gov’t opposition to motion to intervene, 12/20/2012

Plaintiffs’ support for motion to intervene, 1/2/2013

State’s op to motion to dismiss, 1/25/2013

Proposed intervenors’ reply in support of 24(b) motion, 1/25/2013

Government’s reply re motion to dismiss, 2/8/2013

Government’s sur-reply opposing intervention, 2/8/2013

Order denying Texas employers’ intervention, 3/4/2013

Government’s additional authority notice, 7/8/2013

Plaintiffs’ response to Govt’s addl auth notice, 7/10/2013

Plaintiffs’ additional authority notice (Liberty), 7/12/2013

Government’s response to additional authority (Liberty), 7/15/2013

Government’s additional authority notice (Big Spring), 8/2/2013


Order partially granting and partially denying motion to dismiss, 8/12/2013

Government’s answer, 9/25/2013

Proposed briefing schedule, 12/19/2013

Court-ordered briefing schedule, 1/6/2014

Plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment, 2/18/2014













Unop deadline XT mo, 3/17/2014

Gov’t’s SJ op and cross-motion, 3/19/2014

Gov’t exhibits, 3/19/2014


























Plaintiffs’ XSJ response/SJ reply, 4/22/2014

Gov’t’s XSJ reply, 5/19/2014

Plaintiffs’ request to file addl auth pleading (Bay Mills), 5/29/2014

Plaintiffs’ addl authority (Bay Mills), 6/2/2014

ACRU motion to file hard copy of amicus brief, 6/4/2014
(granted by minute order 6/6)

Govt response to motion to file hard copy, 6/5/2014

Govt response to request to file amicus brief, 6/5/2014

ACRU motion for leave to file amicus brief, 6/6/2014
(denied by minute order, 6/6)

Joint mo to submit supp auth (Halbig and King), 7/23/2014

Pltfs mo to supp record with Prof. Gruber, 7/28/2014, granted by minute order, 8/8

Govt op to supp record, 8/6/2014

Joint supp authorities, 9/9/2014

Summary judgment order, 9/30/2014

Judgment, 9/30/2014

Notice of appeal, 10/2/2014

Joint motion to expedite appeal, 10/13/2014

Scheduling order, 10/14/2014

Govt mo XT OB 7 days, 11/13/2014

Govt mo to hold in abeyance, 11/17/2014

Order holding in abeyance, 11/19/2014

Oklahoma’s petition for cert before judgment, 11/20/2014

West Virginia et al amicus, 12/2/2014

Govt response to petition for cert before judgment, 12/22/2014

Gov’t post-King status report, 6/29/2015

Parties’ statement, 7/10/2015

Reversal order, 7/28/2015

Order to show cause, 9/8/2015




Halbig v. Sebelius — relevant pleadings

Complaint, 5/2/2013

Motion/memo for summary judgment, 6/6/2013

Proposed summary judgment order, 6/6/2013

Gov’t motion to stay summary judgment briefing, 6/13/2013

Pltfs’ op to staying summary judgment briefing, 6/14/2013

Gov’t reply re staying summary judgment briefing, 6/17/2013

Gov’t additional authority notice

Pltfs’ response to govt additional authority notice

Gov’t motion to dismiss, with memo & affidavit, 7/29/2013

Pltfs’ op to motion to dismiss, with affidavits, 8/9/2013





Pltfs’ mo for default, 8/9/2013


Govt xt request re reply mo dism, 8/14/2013

Govt op to motion for default, 8/16/2013

Pltfs’ addl authority notice (Pruitt), 8/20/2013

Govt reply supporting mo to dismiss, 9/3/2013

Halbig PI motion and suggestion of reassignment, 9/10/2013


Halbig reassignment order, 9/13/2013

Govt op to expediting PI, 9/16/2013

Govt request for xt re op to PI motion, 9/16/2013

Pltfs response to Govt XT request, 9/16/2013

Pltfs reply supporting expediting PI, 9/18/2013

Govt opposition to PI, 9/27/2013

Pltfs reply supporting PI, 10/4/2013

Procedural motions order, 10/15/2013

Govt supp dec re Klemencic

Transcript of PI/motion to dismiss hearing, 10/21/2013

Order denying motion to dismiss, 10/22/2013

Order denying PI, 10/22/2013

Transcript of decision, 10/22/2013

SJ scheduling proposals, 10/24/2013

SJ scheduling order, 10/25/2013

Govt SJ opposition and cross-motion, 11/12/2013

Govt SJ exhibits, 11/13/2013

Families USA amicus, 11/12/2013

American Hospital Ass’n amicus, 11/13/2013

Plaintiffs’ SJ reply and cross motion for SJ op, 11/18/2013

Virginia amicus, 11/18/2013

Adler Cannon amicus, 11/18/2013

Govt’s XSJ reply, 11/25/2013

Transcript of SJ hearing, 12/3/2013



Pltfs’ additional authority (Carter 6C), 12/9/2013



Summary judgment opinion, 1/15/2014

Motion to expedite appeal, 1/16/2014

Procedural order, 1/17/2014

Opposition to motion to expedite appeal, 1/21/2014

Reply supporting expedited appeal, 1/22/2014

Scheduling orders, 1/23/2014

dcc briefing schedule order

dcc oa and panel order


Appellants’ opening brief, 1/30/2014

Joint appendix, 1/30/2014

dcc joint appendix


Oklahoma et al amicus, 2/5/2014

Adler Cannon amicus, 2/6/2014


Cato amicus, 2/6/2014

Kansas et al amicus, 2/6/2014

NFIB amicus, 2/6/2014


Cornyn et al amicus, 2/6/2014

Galen Institute amicus, 2/6/2014

Appellees’ brief, 2/12/2014


American Cancer Society amicus, 2/14/2014

Public Health Deans amicus, 2/14/2014

Members amicus, 2/14/2014


American Hospital Assn amicus, 2/17/2014

AHIP amicus, 2/17/2014

AARP amicus, 2/17/2014

Families USA amicus, 2/17/2014


Economic Scholars amicus, 2/17/2014

Appellants’ reply brief, 2/19/2014

Govt addl auth notice (King), 2/20/2014

Halbig addl auth notice (late enrollees), 2/28/2014

Gov’t response to addl auth notice, 3/7/2014

Gov’t addl auth notice (class actions), 3/12/2014

Halbig motion to strike Gov’t addl auth notice, 3/14/2014

Halbig addl authority notice (reporting regs), 3/20/2014 [fix]

Order deferring consideration of motion to strike, 3/20/2014

Link to oral argument recording$file/14-5018.mp3

Transcript of oral argument



Appellants’ addl authority (Bay Mills), 5/27/2014

Gov’t’s addl authority response (Bay Mills), 5/29/2014

Appellants’ addl authority (Greenhouse Gases), 6/24/2014

Govt’s addl authority response (Greenhouse Gases), 6/25/2014

Opinion, 7/22/2014

Order re mandate, 7/22/2014

Order denying as moot motion to strike addl authority, 7/24/2014

Govt’s en banc petition, 8/1/2014

Plaintiffs’ op to en banc petition, 8/18/2014

En banc order, 9/4/2014

Plaintiffs’ brief, 10/3/2014

Joint appendix, 10/3/2014

Judicial Watch amicus, 10/3/2014

Adler Cannon amicus, 10/3/2014

Cato amicus, 10/3/2014

Kansas Nebraska amicus, 10/3/2014

Galen amicus, 10/3/2014

Cornyn amicus, 10/3/2014

Appellees’ brief, 11/3/2014

American Cancer Society amicus, 10/30/2014

Certain Individuals with Preexisting Conditions amicus, 11/3/2014

Virginia et al amicus, 11/3/2014

AHIP amicus, 11/3/2014


Members of Congress and State Legislatures amicus, 11/3/2014

AARP NHeLP SPLC amicus, 11/3/2014

Families USA amicus, 11/3/2014

Public Health Deans amicus, 11/3/2014


Harvard Law School Center AIDS amicus, 11/3/2014


Economic Scholars amicus, 11/3/2014

American Hospital Association amicus, 11/3/2014

Plaintiffs’ motion to hold case in abeyance, 11/10/2014

Order re abeyance, 11/12/2014

Voluntary dismissal, 6/29/2015

King v. Sebelius — relevant pleadings

Complaint, 9/16/2013

Motion and memo for PI, 9/19/2013

Motion and memo for summary judgment, 9/19/2013

Govt’s scheduling proposal, 9/30/2013

Plaintiffs’ op to Govt’s scheduling proposal, 9/30/2013

Govt’s op to PI motion, 10/16/2013

Plaintiffs’ overlength reply request, 10/18/2013

Plaintiffs’ reply in support of PI, 10/23/2013

Plaintiffs’ notice of additional authority (Halbig), 10/29/2013

Govt’s response to plaintiffs’ Halbig notice, 10/29/2013

Govt’s SJ filings, or is it 12(b), 11/18/2013


American Hospital Ass’n amicus, 11/18/2013

Families USA amicus, 11/18/2013

Order denying preliminary injunction, 11/20/2013

Virginia amicus, lodged 11/26/2013

Adler Cannon amicus, lodged 11/27/2013

Plaintiffs’ SJ reply/ cross SJ opposition, 11/27/2013

Govt’s cross SJ reply, 12/6/2013

Pltfs’ addl authority (Carter 6C), 12/9/2013


Govt’s additional authority (Halbig), 1/15/2014

Plaintiffs’ notice re Halbig brief, 2/5/2014

Govt’s motion to strike notice, 2/5/2014

Plaintiffs’ op to motion to strike, 2/5/2014

Memorandum opinion granting motion to dismiss, 2/18/2014

Unopposed motion for expedited briefing schedule, 2/21/2014

Tentative session assignment, 2/21/2014

Appellants’ brief, 3/3/2014

Joint appendix, released 3/4/2014

Cornyn amicus, 3/10/2014

Cato amicus, 3/10/2014

Adler Cannon amicus, 3/10/2014

Oklahoma amicus, 3/10/2014

Kansas amicus, 3/10/2014

Galen amicus, 3/10/2014

Appellees’ brief, 3/18/2014

Virginia amicus, 3/20/2014

AHIP amicus, 3/20/2014

American Cancer Society amicus, 3/20/2014

Public Health Deans amicus, 3/21/2014

Members amicus, 3/21/2014

Families USA amicus, 3/21/2014

American Hospital Ass’n amicus, 3/21/2014

Economic Scholars amicus, 3/21/2014

AARP amicus, 3/25/2014

Appellants’ reply brief, 3.25.2014

Unop mo Virginia participate oral argument, 4/23/2014

4c virginia argument particip request

Order allowing participation, 4/25/2014


4c order allowing va to participate in oral argument

King oral argument mp3 file, 5/14/2014
King OA

Appellants addl authority (Bay Mills), 5/27/2014


Govt addl authority response (Bay Mills), 5/29/2014

Appellants addl authority (Greenhouse Gases), 6/24/2014

Govt addl authority response (Greenhouse Gases), 6/25/2014

Opinion, 7/22/2014

Judgment, 7/22/2014



Cert petition, ? 7/31 ? 8/1/2014

Letter to USC Clerk re extensions, 8/6/2014

Govt letter to USC Clerk asking for extension, 8/27/2014

Sep 2 2014 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including October 3, 2014.

Amicus supporting cert (Cato), 9/3/2014


Amicus supporting cert (CCHF), 9/3/2014

Amicus supporting cert (Cornyn), 9/3/2014

Amicus supporting cert (Missouri Liberty), 9/3/2014

Amicus supporting cert (Oklahoma), 9/3/2014

Govt cert opposition, 10/3/2014

Petitioners’ cert reply, 10/14/2014

Order taking cert, 11/7/2014

Petitioners’ opening brief, 12/22/2014

Indiana v. IRS — relevant pleadings

Complaint, 10/8/2013

Amended complaint, 12/9/2013

Motion to dismiss/memo in support, 1/31/2014


State’s op to motion to dismiss, 2/12/2014


School corporations’ op to motion to dismiss, 2/12/2014


Unopposed motion for XT to file reply, 2/20/2014

Indiana memo in support of summary judgment, 3/5/2014


“Joint motion” for consolidated oral argument, 3/5/2014

School corporations amended memo in support of summary judgment, 3/6/2014


Scheduling order, 3/7/2014

Government reply memo in support of motion to dismiss, 3/10/2014

Proposed sur-reply, 3/17/2014

Gov’t response to motion for consolidated OA, 3/20/2014

Reply supporting consolidated OA, 3/28/2014

Gov’t SJ op and XSJ memo in support, 4/16/2014

Gov’t exhibits, 4/16/2014
Exhibit 1 – CBO, Key Issues in Analyzing Major Health Insurance Proposals (2008) (excerpts)

Exhibit 2 – Hearing Before S. Comm. on Finance (2008) (excerpts)

Exhibit 3 – Sara R. Collins, et al., Help on the Horizon (2010) (excerpts)

Exhibit 4 – CBO, Analysis of Health Insurance Premiums (2009)

Exhibit 5 – CBO, Updated Estimates of the Effects of Insurance Coverage Provisions (2014)

Exhibit 6 – H.R. Rep. No. 111-443 (2010) (excerpts)

Exhibit 7 – Blumberg and Holahan, health Status of Exchange Enrollees (2013)

Exhibit 8 – Roundtable Discussion, S. Comm. on Finance (2009) (excerpts),

Exhibit 9 – ASPE Issiue Brief, Health Insurance Marketplace Premiums for 2014 (2013)

Exhibit 10 – Declaration of Anne Marie Costello with attached exhibits

Exhibit 11 – Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, Healthy Indiana Plan Waiver Extension Application (2013)

Exhibit 12 – Jonathan Gruber, Health Care Reform is a Three-Legged Stool (2010)

Exhibit 13 – Hearing Before H. Comm. on Ways and Means (2009) (excerpts)

Exhibit 14 – 155 Cong. Rec. S13832 (2009)

Exhibit 15 – 156 Cong. Rec. H2423-24 (2010)

Exhibit 16 – Letter from Director Elmendorf to Chairman Issa (2012)

Exhibit 17 – 155 Cong. Rec. S12764 (2009)

Exhibit 18 – 155 Cong. Rec. S13559 (2009)

Exhibit 19 – 155 Cong. Rec. S13733 (2009)

Exhibit 20 – 155 Cong. Rec. S13375 (2009)

Exhibit 21 – 155 Cong. Rec. S12358 (2009)

Exhibit 22 – 155 Cong. Rec. S11964 (2009)

Exhibit 23 – H. Comm. on Budget Markup Session (2010) (excerpts)

Exhibit 24 – Joint Committee on Taxation, Technical Explanation of Revenue Provisions (2010) (excerpts)

Exhibit 25 – House Committtees on Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, and Education and Labor, Health Insurance Reform at a Glance (2010)

Exhibit 26 – S. Rep. No. 111-89 (2009) (excerpts))(McElvain, Joel) (Entered: 04/16/2014)

School corporations’ summary judgment reply/response, 4/30/2014

School corporations’ exhibits








State’s summary judgment opposition/reply, 4/30/2014

Government’s request for extension of time to file reply, 5/6/2014

Government’s XSJ reply and Healthy Indiana attachment, 5/28/2014

Stipulation for supplemental briefing, 7/28/2014

Plaintiffs’ joint supplemental brief, 8/7/2014

Order on motion to dismiss, 8/12/2014

Government’s supplemental brief, 8/22/2014

Government’s notice of supp authority (Halbig en banc), 9/19/2014

Entry regarding oral argument, 9/24/2014

Plaintiffs’ notice of supp authority (Pruitt), 10/2/2014

Government’s notice of supp authority (King and Halbig), 11/17/2014

Order re possibly holding case in abeyance, 11/21/2014

Federal response, 11/25/2014

Minute order, 1/26/2015

Joint notice, 7/21/2015

Federal notice of addl authority (Ohio), 2/15/2016

Plaintiffs’ notice of addl authority (Texas), 8/17/2016

Government’s response to notice of addl authority (Texas), 8/24/2016

Opinion and judgment, 2/14/2018




Other closed cases of interest: Ohio v. U.S. and West Virginia v. U.S. DHHS



Ohio v. U.S., No. 2:15-cv-321 (S.D. Ohio), Opinion (Jan. 5, 2016)

Ohio v. U.S., No. 16-3093 (6th Cir., Feb. 17, 2017)

Petition for rehearing en banc

Kansas amicus supporting

US response

Rehearing en banc denied, 5/26/17



West Virginia v. U.S. D.H.H.S., No. 15-5309 (D.C. Circuit)

Complaint, 7/19/14

Exhibit 6, Administrative Fix letter to states, 11/14/13

Notice of appeal, with district court docket and opinion,11/9/15

Appellant’s opening brief, 1/15/16

Appellees’ brief, 2/23/16

Appellant’s reply brief, 3/8/16

Opinion (July 1, 2016)

Cert petition

Cert opposition

Cert reply

Cert denied, 4/17/17