A Maryland federal judge on Friday tossed the state’s lawsuit aimed at guaranteeing continued enforcement of the Affordable Care Act, saying that President Donald Trump’s “profound disdain” for the ACA doesn’t mean he’s about to halt the law’s operations.
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The U.S. Department of Justice late Friday scoffed at Maryland’s newly launched lawsuit aimed at shielding the Affordable Care Act from a constitutional challenge, arguing that the state has no right to the ACA’s continued existence.
The Maryland federal judge in the extraordinary position to decide the future of both the Affordable Care Act and President Donald Trump’s acting U.S. attorney general is an evenhanded and genial jurist known for exhaustively analyzing legal issues, lawyers say.
The state of Maryland on Tuesday challenged both the legality and the constitutionality of acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's controversial appointment in Maryland federal court, seeking to declare his mandate void in the state's lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act.
Maryland on Thursday sued the Trump administration in a direct counterattack on the GOP's latest legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act, potentially setting the stage for conflicting rulings on the law's fate.