Breaking: Pruitt vs Burwell — IRS Rule In Excess of Statutory Jurisdiction

Ruling from the Pruitt vs Burwell Obamacare case.

Summary: Federal Courts just hammered Obamacare yet again. The judge sided with the DC panel opinion that the language referring to “state exchanges” meant just that — State, not federal. This strikes against the federal exchanges set up later by the IRS.

From the ruling

“The court holds that the IRS Rule is arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion or otherwise not in accordance with law, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. §706(2)(A), in excess of statutory jurisdiction, authority, or limitations, or short of statutory right, pursuant to 5 U.S.C.§706(2)(C), or otherwise is an invalid implementation of the ACA, and is hereby vacated. The court’s order of vacatur is stayed, however, pending resolution of any appeal from thisorder.It is the order of the court that the motion of the defendants for summary judgment(#91) is hereby denied. The motion of the plaintiff for summary judgment (#87) is hereby granted.”

ORDERED THIS 30th DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2014.
Honorable Ronald A White
US District Judge
Eastern District of Oklahoma

Read the whole ruling here

Other info on Pruitt vs Burwell:

— A Citizen’s Guide to the Obamacare Cases

NRO: Federal Courts Deal Another Blow to Obamacare

— Chief Architect of Obamacare Argued Law Was Limited to State Exchanges. Twice.