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January 12, 2016

Supreme Court Justices and Members of Congress will discuss Sissel case this week

After five-and-a-half years of litigation and advocacy by PLF, Matt Sissel's constitutional challenge to ObamaCare will be reviewed and discussed at the highest levels of the federal government, at least in the two branches not headed by someone named Obama. In short, Sissel's constitutional challenge will be discussed this week by Justices of the ...

December 29, 2015

Obamacare's violation of the Origination Clause should not go unredressed

Today, we filed the final paperwork asking the Supreme Court to take our lawsuit on behalf of Matt Sissel, which argues that the Individual Mandate “tax” is unconstitutional because it originated in the Senate, instead of the House of Representatives, as the Constitution commands. We filed our original petition in October, and after a m ...

December 01, 2015

PLF to participate with members of Congress at press conference on Sissel v. HHS Obamacare challenge

Todd Gaziano, Executive Director of PLF's DC Center, will join Rep. Trent Franks, Rep. Louie Gohmert, and Rep. Rob Bishop at a press conference tomorrow at 3:15pm EST in room H-137 of the U.S. Capitol. The press conference will announce the filing of an amicus brief by the Congressmen and 43 of their colleagues that urges the ...

November 30, 2015

Senators, Congressmen, States and others urge Supreme Court to take PLF Obamacare lawsuit

During the Thanksgiving holiday, several prominent members of Congress, ten state governments, as well as several national civil rights groups filed amicus curiae briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court urging the justices to hear our lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare. You'll recall that our case argues that if the Individual Mandat ...

November 04, 2015

Matt Sissel explains "why I'm taking a stand against Obamacare"

PLF client Matt Sissel explains in today’s Washington Times why he’s continuing to challenge the constitutionality of Obamacare. Excerpt: I'm simply an average man taking a stand. I'm a self-employed artist and small-business owner, living in Washington state. I have no political involvement or ambitions. I am also a realist. The Sup ...

October 30, 2015

President's weekly report — October 30, 2015

Obamacare back to the Supreme Court We filed our petition for cert in Sissel v. United States this week, asking the Supreme Court to take the case.  As our blog explains, when Justice Roberts upheld the law because it was a “tax” and not a “penalty,” we realized that if the individual mandate (as well ...

October 29, 2015

Myths about Obamacare litigation: Why the ACA is not "here to stay"

As Timothy Sandefur announced this week on Liberty Blog, PLF has filed a long-anticipated petition for certiorari on behalf of Matt Sissel asking the Supreme Court to decide his Origination Clause challenge to Obamacare. Tim’s blog post is the most recent of many that explain why Obamacare's taxes are unconstitutional, but we've always mainta ...

October 26, 2015

PLF asks Supreme Court to review Origination Clause challenge to Obamacare

This morning, we filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of PLF client Matt Sissel asking the justices to review our challenge to the constitutionality of Obamacare. We argue that if, as the Court said three years ago, the law imposes a "tax on going without health insurance," that tax is unconstitutional, ...

October 23, 2015

Frequently asked questions about our Obamacare challenge

As readers of this blog are aware, PLF is preparing to file a cert. petition on Monday asking the Supreme Court to hear our challenge to Obamacare, Sissel v. U.S. Dep't of Health & Human Servs., et al.  Here are some FAQs about the case: Who is Matthew Sissel? Matthew Sissel is an artist, entrepreneur, ...

October 12, 2015

The gavel is down: the High Court is in session

As is its tradition, the Supreme Court began its new Term on the first Monday in October. In the weeks leading up to that day, many organizations host "preview" events (especially in Washington, DC) with leading Supreme Court advocates and other legal experts to discuss the most important cases the Court has agreed to hear. ...

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