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Reuters: Up To $7.8 Million Worth of Amicus Briefs Were Filed In Affordable Care Act Case

By Ian Millhiser on March 20, 2012 at 11:39 am

"Reuters: Up To $7.8 Million Worth of Amicus Briefs Were Filed In Affordable Care Act Case"

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136 amicus briefs were filed just in the Supreme Court on either side of the Affordable Care Act litigation. Accordingly to a Reuters estimate, that amounts to between $3.4 and $7.8 million worth of legal services went into amicus briefs filed either to convince the Court to toss out nearly 200 years of precedent supporting the ACA or to convince the justices to actually follow the Constitution. For the record, the $50,000 to $100,000 worth of briefs (according to Reuters’ estimate) that I personally filed in the Supreme Court were drafted pro bono.

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