Obamacare’s defenders resort to low blows

“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty once said, “it means just what I choose it to mean–neither more nor less.” Congress lacks that luxury because the judiciary judges the meaning of its words. However, in a venomous New York Times article, Paul Krugman says that … Continue reading

Is PLF’s Obamacare challenge headed to the High Court?

“Developments in the last ten days make it more likely that the entire U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will agree to hear the leading challenge by the Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) to the Obamacare individual-mandate penalty — … Continue reading

Congressional leaders and more than a dozen states support PLF’s Obamacare case

A coalition of congressional leaders and states have filed friend of the court briefs in support of our case challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare under the Constitution’s Origination Clause. In July, a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of … Continue reading

D.C. Circuit orders Feds to respond to Obamacare rehearing petition

On Monday, we filed a petition for rehearing en banc in Sissel v. U.S. Department of Health & Services, asking the entire D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear our challenge to the Affordable Care Act.  Today, “upon consideration of the petition … Continue reading

Cato’s Ilya Shapiro: the Obamacare “tax” is still unconstitutional

Cato’s Ilya Shapiro says in his latest Forbes column that our challenge to the constitutionality of Obamacare “keeps open yet another front in the ideological battle of our time: are we to enforce the Constitution’s structural provisions (which stand in the … Continue reading

[Updated:] Ninth Circuit to hear challenge to Obamacare’s “Platonic Guardians” January 28

Update: On Jan. 22, the Court ordered a postponement of this hearing. I mentioned in a previous post that Progressivism has a curious definition of “democracy” that largely takes the form of unaccountable administrative agencies wielding enormous power to regulate … Continue reading