Appellate Practice

Want to Hear 11th Circuit Arguments on the Health-Care Law? It Will Cost $26

A federal appeals court will allow a recording of oral arguments in a challenge to the constitutionality of the health-care law on June 8, but it won’t be posting it online.

Instead, the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will sell a limited number of CD copies of the arguments for $26 on the day of argument, according to a court announcement (PDF). The Associated Press and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution have stories. The court is suspending a ban on audio devices to allow the recording.

The 11th Circuit is one of at least three federal appeals courts considering challenges to the law’s requirement that Americans carry health insurance or pay a tax penalty. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals based in Richmond, Va., heard arguments last month. Today, the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments on the law, Bloomberg News reports.

Updated at 10 a.m. to include information about appeals court hearing today.

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