Republicans file lawsuit against Obama administration

Thomas
John Thomas

The lawsuit House Republicans filed against the Obama administration Friday over the Affordable Care Act is "meritless," said School of Law Professor John Thomas, who specializes in health law.

"The U.S. Supreme Court has long-held that members of Congress do not have legal standing - a requisite personal injury - to file lawsuits like this one, which argues and abstract point of law, the president's constitutional authority to issue executive orders," Thomas said.

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