SCOTUS Blog  |  November 5, 2020

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Before deciding whether the individual mandate is constitutional or severable from the rest of the Affordable Care Act in California v. Texas, the Supreme Court must first decide whether it can reach those questions. Under Article III of the Constitution, federal courts can only adjudicate actual cases or controversies. That constitutional requirement – embodied in the doctrine known as standing – means that at least one plaintiff must be able to show a concrete injury that is fairly traceable to the mandate and likely to be redressed by a favorable court decision.

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