PLF’s Gaziano to testify to Congress about Origination Clause

PLF’s Todd Gaziano will be testifying on April 29 before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice regarding the Original Meaning of the Origination Clause. That, of course, is the provision of the Constitution that requires … Continue reading

President’s report — December 20, 2013

Obamacare — Origination Clause Challenge We filed this reply brief in Sissel v. Sibelius, our challenge to Obamacare based on the failure of the revenue-raising measure to originate in the House of Representatives, as required by the Constitution’s Origination Clause.  The … Continue reading

PLF files final brief in Sissel’s challenge to Obamacare

Today, PLF attorneys filed Matt Sissel’s final brief in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals litigation challenging Obamacare.  Sissel’s reply responds to the Government’s opposition brief, filed on December 9. Now, we await an oral argument date, which we expect to … Continue reading

PLF’s Obamacare appeal receives support from House members and others

On Friday, Matt Sissel received significant support in his Origination Clause challenge to Obamacare, currently pending in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Forty members of the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Congressman Trent Franks, filed an amicus curiae (“friend … Continue reading

U.S. House members to support Sissel appeal against Obamacare

On Friday, November 8, thirty-eight members of the United States House of Representatives will file an amicus brief in support of our appeal in Sissel v. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, currently pending in the D.C. Circuit Court of … Continue reading

Forbes covers PLF challenge to Obamacare

“This ain’t over yet.”  So reports Chris Conover, contributor at, about the various legal challenges to the so-called Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—i.e., Obamacare. And he’s right. Conover discusses several of the “gravest” lawsuits currently pending against Obamacare.  … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — June

Obamacare to Appellate Court The D.C. District Court granted the government’s motion to dismiss our challenge to Obamacare and we have now appealed to the D.C. Court of Appeals.  Our bottom line in Sissel v. United States Department of Health … Continue reading

PLF and client Matt Sissel file appeal of adverse ruling in Obamacare case

Today, we filed an appeal of the D.C. District Court’s decision last Friday to dismiss our challenge to the Affordable Care Act. Readers may recall that our client, Matt Sissel, challenges the Act’s provision imposing an individual mandate and tax-penalty based … Continue reading