GOP Donor's Suit Says ACA Breached Origination Clause

Law360, New York (May 08, 2013, 5:33 PM ET) -- A prominent Republican donor on Tuesday sued the U.S. Health and Human Services Department in Texas federal court to invalidate the Affordable Care Act, arguing that the landmark law failed to follow proper legislative procedures and impermissibly requires Americans to buy private insurance.

Dr. Steven Hotze, who reportedly announced his suit while flanked by Texas lawmakers at the state capitol, is advancing an increasingly popular position among health reform opponents by arguing that the ACA was a “revenue-raising bill” that unconstitutionally arose in the U.S. Senate...
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Case Title

Hotze et al v. Sebelius et al


Case Number

4:13-cv-01318

Court

Texas Southern

Nature of Suit

890(Other Statutory Actions)

Date Filed

May 7, 2013

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