Supreme Court Keeps Obamacare

7-2 vote rules against dismantling the Affordable Care Act.

 The Supreme Court ruled to uphold the Affordable Care Act this past Friday in a brought by 18 states against the federal government in an attempt to discontinue some of the legislation. The opinion, written by Justice Stephen Breyer, stated, “The Constitution gives federal courts the power to adjudicate only genuine ‘Cases’ and ‘Controversies.’” The ruling continued, “Unenforceable statutory language alone is not sufficient to establish standing, as the redressability requirement makes clear.”

Since the court did not find the appropriate grounds to legally move the case forward, they will not address the challenges raised within the case against the Affordable Care Act. Many involved in bringing the suit have expressed frustration at this lack of substantial engagement. This is now the third time the Supreme Court has ruled against an attempt to end “Obamacare.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Supreme Court to uphold the Constitution as they interpret law and issue rulings.
  • For the federal judiciary to decide cases without political bias.
  • For the president and his advisors as they consider judicial nominees for district courts.

Sources: AP, The Supreme Court


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