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To me, the most important takeaway from today's Fifth Circuit #ACA ruling is that #SCOTUS is off the hook, at least for now.

Yes, the court struck down the "individual mandate." But the real question (whether the rest of the ACA must fall) got kicked back to the district court.
It's entirely possible that we're right back in this same place a year from now, if the district court reaffirms its ... controversial ... severability analysis and this same panel affirms. But this issue could look very different to #SCOTUS in early 2021 than it would look now.
And so long as the rest of the ACA isn't going anywhere in the interim (which, for now, it isn't), there's just no imperative for the Justices to step in now. So even though California (et al.) may ask #SCOTUS to take the case, I'd be shocked if the Court agreed—at least for now.
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