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

November 12, 2013 | By PAUL BEARD

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 of the court”) brief in support of Sissel’s appeal.  Also, the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, and the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence at the Claremont Institute, each filed an amicus brief.

The briefs discuss the Origination Clause’s history and purpose, and why the Obamacare tax on those who choose to not purchase a government-prescribed health insurance plan, violates that constitutional provision.

The Federal Government’s answer brief is due on December 9.