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Arizona’s Challenge to Covid Aid Limits Revived on Appeal (1)

May 19, 2022, 4:24 PMUpdated: May 19, 2022, 5:46 PM

The first federal appeals court to consider whether the government may enforce federal restrictions on nearly $200 billion in Covid-19 aid to states revived a challenge filed by Arizona.

“We hold that Arizona has standing to challenge the American Rescue Plan Act, both because there is a realistic danger of ARPA’s enforcement, and because there is a justiciable challenge to the sovereignty of the State, which alleges infringement on its authority to set tax policy and its interest in being free from coercion impacting its tax policy,” the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled ...