Extension of Time
Today the Supreme Court granted the Solicitor General a one-month extension to file his response to the cert. petition on the individual mandate litigation decided by the Sixth Circuit. The Government’s response is now due at the end of September. This will delay the Court’s consideration of the petition until the end of October (at best).
This may be a stalling tactic by the Administration (Will they also file for en banc review in the Eleventh Circuit to keep that away from the Court?) Or it may reflect uncertainty about the position that the United States should take.