White House Likely To Appeal Ruling Allowing GOP To Proceed With Health Law Challenge
Meanwhile, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi expressed astonishment at the judge's decision to allow the lawsuit to go forward.
Obama Administration Likely To Appeal Preliminary ACA Ruling
The White House isn't likely to wait long to challenge Wednesday's ruling allowing House Republicans to sue the Obama administration for spending federal funds on the Affordable Care Act's cost-sharing assistance. The administration is expected to seek what's called an interlocutory appeal, which would allow a higher court to consider the issue of whether the House has standing to sue before the lower court addresses the merits of the case. It's a somewhat rare legal move, but some legal experts say the case might just be unusual enough to warrant it. (Schenker, 9/10)
The Associated Press:
Pelosi: Judge's Ruling In Health Care Lawsuit 'Astounding'
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she is astonished by a judge's ruling that clears the way for a Republican challenge to President Obama's health care law to move ahead. Pelosi told reporters at her weekly news conference she's confident that Wednesday's ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary Collyer will be overturned. Collyer said the House can pursue its claim that the Obama administration violated the Constitution when it spent public money not appropriated by Congress. (9/10)
The Fiscal Times:
House GOP Scores A Major Win In Obamacare Legal Challenge
The GOP-controlled House scored an important victory on Wednesday in its long-standing complaint about executive overreach by President Obama. A federal court judge in Washington, D.C., granted the House legal standing to bring a lawsuit against the administration for illegally spending billions of dollars on cost-sharing provisions of the Affordable Care Act without specific congressional authorization. (Pianin, 9/10)