Appellate Practice Section

This is TBA’s newest section and was created by TBA leadership to provide members the opportunity to come together for the purposes of exchanging information and to provide CLE on appellate practice issues.

Chair
Miller & Martin PLLC
832 Georgia Ave Ste 1000
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423)785-8211
Immediate Past Chair
Hagan & Farrar, PLLC
106 North Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615)800-4747

Court Weighs Whether to Hear Health Care Subsidy Case

Supreme Court justices will consider this week whether they have the appetite for another major fight over President Barack Obama’s health care law, the Associated Press reports. Some of the same players who mounted a failed effort to kill the law outright now want the justices to rule that financial subsidies under the law are illegal. The group is challenging a federal appeals court ruling that IRS regulations allow subsidies in all 50 states. They argue that financial aid can be provided only in states that have set up their own insurance markets, not in states where the federal government runs the exchanges. The justices will decide whether to hear the case at their private conference Friday. The Memphis Daily News has more.

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Comments Sought on Proposal Regarding Unpublished Opinions

A proposed rule by the Tennessee Supreme Court would acknowledge the availability of unpublished opinions on the Internet by ending the requirement that copies of unpublished cases be attached when cited to an electronic database. Dec. 31 is the deadline for submitting comments.

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