Bowen v. Kizer

485 U. S. 386

March 23, 1988

The State of California submitted a Medicaid plan amendment to the Secretary of Health and Human Services for approval. The HHS Secretary did not approve it, arguably in violation of a statutory duty to do so. A suit was filed, but in the meantime Congress stepped in and demanded that the Secretary approve the amendment. The Secretary did so, which made the lawsuit moot. In a per curiam announcement, the Supreme Court stated all this (Kennedy did not participate).


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