UA College of Law to hear AZ Supreme Court oral arguments in Medicaid expansion appeal


gavelWHEN: Thursday, November 6, 2-4:00P.M.

WHERE: The Ares Auditorium, Room 164, James E. Rogers College of Law, 1201 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721.

WHAT: This judicial visit is hosted by the William H. Rehnquist Center for the Constitutional Structures of Government at the James E. Rogers College of Law. Seating is limited and available to those who have pre-registered at  Others are welcome on a first-come, first-serve basis as remaining space allows.

The Court will hear appellate arguments in two cases:  Andy Biggs et al., v. Janice K. Brewer et al., and State of Arizona v. Daniel Diaz.  Case documents are available at:

[Andy Biggs et al., v. Janice K. Brewer et al., is Gov. Jan Brewer’s challenge to an Appeals Court decision reviving the lawsuit filed by state Republican lawmakers against Medicaid expansion on the issue of standing to sue over a hospital assessment that funds the AHCCCS expansion.  The Maricopa County Superior Court in February had dismissed the case on grounds of lack of standing.]

At the end of the second argument, from 3:40-4:00PM, the five Arizona Supreme Court Justices will be available to answer general questions from audience members. While judges are prohibited from answering questions about pending cases, they can discuss Court operations and decision-making processes in general.

Those planning to attend should read the security and dress protocols at  Event questions may be directed to Bernadette Wilkinson via email at, or by phone at 520-626-1629.

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