Justices Remand Challenge To Calif.'s Medicaid Cuts

Law360, New York (February 22, 2012, 5:51 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to decide whether plaintiffs can use the U.S. Constitution's supremacy clause to challenge California's cuts to Medicaid, ordering the Ninth Circuit to rehear the case now that the federal government has approved the challenged cuts.

The court found that the federal government's approval, in a case resting on a constitutional clause that says federal law trumps state law, changed the case enough to remand to the Ninth Circuit.

The approval “does not make these cases moot, but it does...
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