As anticipated, the parties challenging the Affordable Care Act’s constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act filed papers opposing the motion of the law’s defenders to expedite a Supreme Court decision in the case. The Supreme Court case number for the States’ cert. petition is 19-840 and the case number for the House of Representatives cert. petition is 19-841. If you care to read the motion papers, search for the case number(s) in the docket search feature found in the upper right hand corner of the Court’s website. In contrast to PACER the general online service to retrieve federal court papers, this Supreme Court feature is offered at no additional cost. We may hear the Court’s decision on the motion to expedite as early has next Friday January 17.