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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 ...

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 ...

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

UPDATED: Andy Caldwell discusses PLF's Obamacare petition at the Supreme Court

Tune in today at 4:30 pm PST to hear Andy Caldwell and I discuss PLF’s Obamacare case, which the Supreme Court will consider taking up this term.  We’ll also be discussing some of PLF’s occupational licensing cases and our Economic Liberty Project—which defends the right of entrepreneurs to earn a living free of irrational ...

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, ...

September 24, 2015

PLF attorney Wen Fa to appear on the Andy Caldwell show

I’ll be speaking at 4:30 p.m. today (Pacific time) on the Andy Caldwell show about racial preferences at the University of Texas and Obamacare. You can stream the broadcast online here. ...

September 23, 2015

PLF's Wen Fa discusses Supreme Court cases with Tea Party in Placerville

I’ll be speaking tonight to the Tea Party in the Hills (located in Placerville) about important Supreme Court cases involving racial preferences in college admissions and Obamacare. Please join us at 7 p.m. at American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road Placerville, CA 95667. ...

August 07, 2015

Obamacare: The Origination Clause issue isn’t a conservative-liberal thing

Obamacare remains a partisan issue. Although most Americans have never supported it, and still don't, supporters and opponents line up along predictable conservative/liberal lines. But the constitutional issues involved in Obamacare, not so much. Liberals have as much at stake in the Origination Clause question as conservatives do. ...

August 07, 2015

Obamacare and the Origination Clause: What’s a bill “for”?

Four D.C. Circuit Court Judges, led by Judge Brett Kavanaugh, dissented from their colleagues' decision not to reconsider their ruling against our Origination Clause challenge to Obamacare. Here's a quick summation. The Origination Clause says, "All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propos ...