WHAT: The Supreme Court will hear oral argument in King v. Burwell, a lawsuit challenging an IRS Obamacare rule. The plaintiffs in King v. Burwell represent the millions of Americans harmed by this regulation, including those who lost their health plans, doctors or jobs, and those whom the IRS rule forces to pay higher insurance premiums and taxes. If the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell lose, the IRS and other federal agencies will be able to rewrite laws enacted by Congress. After the hearing, some of the key people involved in the case will issue statements outside the courthouse.
Sam Kazman, general counsel, Competitive Enterprise Institute
Michael Carvin, lead attorney for the petitioners and partner at Jones Day
Other featured speakers include:
Douglas Hurst, plaintiff in King v. Burwell, and his wife Pamela Hurst
Attorney General of Oklahoma, Scott Pruitt
WHEN: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 following the oral argument. The hearing will begin at 10am ET and will likely conclude by 11:30am. The exact time our speakers will be available for comment depends on the court proceedings.
WHERE: The Supreme Court of the United States (front steps)
1 First Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20543
CONTACT: For questions about interviews or details on speakers, contact:
Mary Beth Hutchins, Director of Media Relations
Competitive Enterprise Institute
[email protected] or 615-337-3710
For questions about day-of mult box access and set-up outside the courthouse, contact Chad Vonluehrte, [email protected], 513-349-1144.
For inquiries regarding Attorney General Pruitt, contact Katie Dark, [email protected]
The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) is the free market public policy organization which is funding and coordinating the King v. Burwell lawsuit and the related case of Halbig v. Burwell.