By Connor Gallagher
Connor Gallagher is a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania studying chemical and biomolecular engineering.
Texas is suing the federal government claiming that Obamacare is unconstitutional. Again. It’s becoming something of a tradition.
There have been two major lawsuits concerning Obamacare (somewhat more officially known as the ACA, for Affordable Care Act) that have reached the Supreme Court. The first, National Federation of Independent Businesses v. Sebelius, was decided in 2012, two years after the law’s passage. Despite the name, petitioners numbered in the dozens. In particular, merits briefs were submitted by the attorneys general of Texas, South Carolina, Alabama, Michigan, Washington, Nebraska, Utah, Louisiana, Colorado, Idaho, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Indiana, Georgia, Ohio, Arizona, North Dakota, Alaska, Kansas, Maine, and Wisconsin, every single one of whom was a Republican at the time.