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AmicusFLvsHHS ACA Medicaid

AmicusFLvsHHS ACA Medicaid

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Published by Lawrence A Hunter
SSI Amicus Brief in Florida, et al v. HHS, et al
SSI Amicus Brief in Florida, et al v. HHS, et al

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No. 11-400
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Supreme Court of the United States
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TATES OF
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 et al
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 Petitioners
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 v.U
NITED
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OF
HHS,
 
 et al
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 Respondents
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On Writ of Certiorari to theUnited States Court of Appealsfor the Fifth Circuit
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 AMICI 
 
CURIAE
 
BRIEF
 
OF
 
THE
 
 AMERICAN
 
CIVIL
 
RIGHTS
 
UNION AND
 
THE
 
SOCIAL
 
SECURITY
 
INSTITUTE
 
IN
 
SUPPORT
 
OF
 
PETITIONERS
 
ON
 
MEDICAID
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S
OCIAL
S
ECURITY
I
NSTITUTE
 4305 Fauquier Ave.Suite APO Box 216The Plains, VA 20198(703) 582-8466P
ETER
F
ERRARA
 
Counsel of Record
 A
MERICAN
C
IVIL
R
IGHTS
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NION
 310 Cattell StreetEaston, PA 18042(610) 438-5721peterferrara@msn.com
Counsel for Amici Curiae American Civil Rights Unionand Social Security Institute
 
 (i)TABLE OF CONTENTSPageTABLE OF AUTHORITIES ................................ iiINTEREST OF THE
 AMICI 
............................... 1STATEMENT OF THE CASE ............................ 3SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT ............................. 7 ARGUMENT ........................................................ 10I.
 
IN THE MODERN WELFARE STATE,THE COERCION DOCTRINE ISESSENTIAL TO MAINTAININGSTATE SOVEREIGNTY WITHIN THECONSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK OFFEDERALISM .......................................... 10II.
 
THE ACA’S MANDATORY TRANS-FORMATION OF MEDICAID UNCON-STITUTIONALLY VIOLATES THECOERCION DOCTRINE .......................... 15CONCLUSION .................................................... 21
 
iiTABLE OF AUTHORITIESCASES Page
 Alexander v. Choate
, 469 U.S. 287 (1985) ... 2
 Arlington Cent. Sch. Dist. Bd. of Educ. v. Murphy
,
 
548 U.S. 291 (2006) .................... 13
 Barnes v. Goldman
, 536 U.S. 181 (2002) ..... 13
 Bond v. United States
,
 
131 S. Ct. 2355(2011) ......................................................... 10, 11
Coll. Sav. Bank v. Fla. Prepaid Post-secondary Educ. Expense Bd.
,
 
527 U.S.666 (1999) .................................................. 13, 19
 Davis v. Monroe Cnty. Bd. of Educ
.,
 
526U.S. 629 (1999) .......................................... 14
 Frost and Frost Trucking Company Co. v. R.R. Comm’n
, 271 U.S. 583 (1926) ........... 13
 Garcia v. San Antonio Metro. Transit Auth
.,
 
469 U.S. 528 (1985) ........................ 12
Gregory v. Ashcroft
,
 
501 U.S. 452 (1991) ..... 11
 Jim C. v. United States
,
 
235 F.3d 1079(8th Cir. 2000) ........................................... 17
 New York v. United States
,
 
505 U.S. 144(1992) ................................................ 8, 11, 12, 20
 Pennhurst State Sch. & Hosp. v. Holderman
, 451 U.S. 1 (1981) .................. 13
 Printz v. United States
,
 
521 U.S. 898(1997) ......................................................... 11
 Sabri v. United States
,
 
541 U.S. 600(2004) ......................................................... 13

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