Virginia v. Sebelius

Moments after President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) into law on 23-Mar-2010, the Commonwealth of Virginia filed a Complaint in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and thereby commenced a civil lawsuit against the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the United States officer primarily responsible for implementation of the PPACA. The case, #3:10-cv-188, was initially assigned to Judge Robert E. Payne, who immediately recused himself. The case was subsequently reassigned to Judge Henry E. Hudson.

The Defendant's Motion to Dismiss was denied on 02-Aug-2010 and the Defendant filed her Answer to the Complaint on 16-Aug-2010.

Case Materials

The following docket items are available:

  • 0001, 2010-03-23, Plntf's Complaint
  • 0007, 2010-05-05, Dfdnt's Motion to Modify Scheduling Order, with Proposed Order
  • 0008, 2010-05-05, Plntf's Response to Dfdnt's Motion to Modify Scheduling Order, with Proposed Order
  • 0013, 2010-05-06, Order Granting Dfdnt's Motion to Modify Scheduling Order
  • 0021, 2010-05-24, Dfdnt's Motion to Dismiss
  • 0022, 2010-05-24, Dfdnt's Brief in Support of Dfdnt's Motion to Dismiss
  • 0028, 2010-06-07, Plntf's Brief in Opposition to Dfdnt's Motion To Dismiss
  • 0036, 2010-06-10, Amicus Brief - Ray Elbert Parker
  • 0038, 2010-06-10, Amicus Brief - Am. Ctr. for Law & Justice
  • 0043, 2010-06-16, Amicus Brief - Physician Hospitals of America
  • 0077, 2010-06-22, Dfdnt's Reply Brief in Support of Dfdnt's Motion to Dismiss, with Appendix
  • 0078, 2010-06-23, Plntf's Brief in Opposition to Parker's Motion to Dismiss
  • 0080, 2010-07-01, Minute Entry - Hearing on Dfdnt's Motion to Dismiss
  • 0084, 2010-08-01, Opinion Regarding Dfdnt's Motion to Dismiss
  • 0085, 2010-08-01, Order Denying Dfdnt's Motion to Dismiss
  • 0086, 2010-08-10, Order Setting Schedule
  • 0087, 2010-08-16, Dfndt's Answer to Plntf's Complaint
  • 0089, 2010-09-03, Plntf's Brief in Support of (#88) Plntf's Motion for Summary Judgment
  • 0091, 2010-09-03, Dfndt's Brief in Support of (#90) Dfndt's Motion for Summary Judgment, with Large Attachment of Exhibits
  • 0094, 2010-09-21, Amicus Brief in Support of (#80) Plntf's Motion for Summary Judgment (with affidavit alleging treason by the President)
  • 0095, 2010-09-23, Plntf's Brief in Opposition to (#90) Dfndt's Motion for Summary Judgment
  • 0096, 2010-09-23, Dfndt's Brief in Reply to (#80) Plntf's Motion for Summary Judgment
  • 0104, Brief in support of Defendant by Young Invincibles
  • 0106, Brief in support of Plaintiff by Cato Institute
  • 0117, Reply Brief by Plaintiff
  • 0122, Brief in support of Plaintiff by Physician Hospitals of America
  • 0125, Brief in support of Plaintiff by Washington Legal Foundation
  • 0129, Brief in support of Plaintiff by Americans for Free Choice in Medicine & Pacific Legal Foundation
  • 0131, Brief in support of Plaintiff by American Civil Rights Union
  • 0132, Reply Brief by Defendant
  • 0137, Brief in support of Plaintiff by Mountain State Legal Foundation
  • 0141, Brief in support of Plaintiff by Landmark Legal Foundation

Docket Reports

Docket Reports
Report Date Items
2010-04-06 0001 0004
2010-06-03 0023 0043
2010-06-22 0044 0047
2010-06-24 0078 0078
2010-07-06 0079 0080
2010-07-08 0081 0081
2010-07-12 0082 0083
2010-08-02 0084 0085
2010-08-10 0086 0086
2010-08-16 0087 0087
2010-09-03 0088 0089
2010-09-03 0090 0091
2010-09-20 0092 0092
2010-09-21 0093 0094
2010-10-06 0096 0146