On Tuesday, December 10, and on Wednesday, December 11, we expect one or more opinions in argued cases at 10:00 a.m. We will begin live blogging both days beginning at 9:45. The link for tomorrow's live blog is here.
Alexander v. Lewis
Petition for certiorari denied on January 14, 2013
Issue: (1) Whether 42 U.S.C. § 1396p(d)(4) imposes a mandatory obligation on states to exclude certain trusts from eligibility determinations, such that Medicaid recipients and their trusts may pursue a private cause of action to enforce this provision; and (2) whether recipients and their trusts may maintain such an action under the Constitution’s Supremacy Clause by asserting that Section 1396p(d)(4) preempts a state law that requires that these trusts be counted.obligation on states to exclude certain trusts from
eligibility determinations, such that Medicaid
recipients and their trusts may pursue a private cause
of action to enforce this provision.
2. Whether recipients and their trusts maintain such
an action under the Constitution’s Supremacy Clause
by asserting that § 1396p(d)(4) preempts a state
law that requires that these trusts be counted.
On Monday the Court issued orders from its December 6 Conference. (As Lyle reported the Court granted one new case from that Conference on Friday afternoon.) On Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., we expect one or more opinions in argued cases. We will begin live blogging at 9:45. This is the second week of the December sitting; the hearing list for this sitting is here.
Upcoming Oral Arguments
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