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DOJ Files To Appeal TX Ruling; House Moves To Enter Fifth Circuit

January 07, 2019
The Department of Justice Friday (Jan. 4) filed a motion in Texas district court stating it would appeal Fifth Circuit Judge Reed O’Connor’s ruling that the entire Affordable Care Act is invalid because the individual mandate is no longer constitutional and cannot be severed from the law. O’Connor’s Dec 14 ruling in favor of the 20-GOP led plaintiff states aligned with one part of the DOJ stance -- that the individual mandate is not constitutional without a penalty -- but...


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