Ex-Lawmaker Asks 9th Circ. To Revive PPACA Challenge

Law360, Los Angeles (July 13, 2011, 5:47 PM EDT) -- An attorney for a former California legislator challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act told the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday that it should reverse a district court’s dismissal of the case for lack of standing.

Peter Lepiscopo, an attorney for former State Assemblyman Steven Baldwin and the Pacific Justice Institute, a nonprofit education and legal defense organization, also urged a three-judge panel for the appeals court to find that the health care reform law exceeded Congress’ power by requiring certain individuals to purchase health insurance...
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