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Sat Apr 25, 2015, 04:51 PM

Court rejects Texan’s lawsuit challenging Obama’s health care law [View all]

A federal appeals court Friday tossed out a lawsuit, filed by a leading Texas conservative and Republican donor from Houston, that sought to overturn President Barack Obama’s signature health care reform law.

Dr. Steven Hotze, founder of the Conservative Republicans of Texas, announced the lawsuit against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act during a 2013 news conference at the Texas Capitol while surrounded by almost 30 Republican legislators. The lawsuit became a centerpiece for Hotze’s fundraising efforts for the organization.

A Houston federal district judge, however, ruled in favor of the Obama administration, rejecting Hotze’s argument that the Affordable Care Act violated the Constitution’s origination clause, which requires revenue-raising bills to originate in the U.S. House.

Hotze appealed, leading to Friday’s decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which said the lower court should not have ruled on Hotze’s lawsuit because he could not show that he had been injured by the law and therefore lacked standing to sue.

Read more: http://www.statesman.com/news/news/court-rejects-texans-lawsuit-challenging-obamas-he/nk3XQ/

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