• Most influential ACA amicus brief award

    Goes to Jack Balkin at Yale Law School and Gillian Metzger & Trevor Morrison at Columbia Law School.  They argued the constitutional tax issue in the 4th Circuit and again at the Supreme Court (assisted by Andrew Pincus, Mayer Brown).

    Chief Justice Roberts found it persuasive, saving the mandate and the ACA.


    • Just as a point of reference, his was not the only brief making the tax argument. See the brief filed by the Service Employees International Union. They filed briefs on this point in multiple lower court cases and the Supreme Court.