Sunday, June 10, 2018

Trump's Justice Department says the ACA is Unconstitutional and will not Defend it in Court

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The Justice Department will not defend the Affordable Care Act in court, and says it believes the law's individual mandate — the provision the Supreme Court upheld in 2012 — has become unconstitutional.
Why it matters: The Justice Department almost always defends federal laws when they're challenged in court. Its departure from that norm in this case is a major development — career DOJ lawyers removed themselves from the case as the department announced this shift in its position.
The details: The ACA's individual mandate requires most people to buy insurance or pay a tax penalty. The Supreme Court upheld that in 2012 as a valid use of Congress' taxing power.
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1 comment:

cimbri said...

Looks like that’s the end of Obamacare. Roberts claimed it was legal due to the tax reason and now that reasoning is gone.