D.C. Circuit Won’t Rehear ‘Origination Clause’ Suit Against Obamacare

A federal appeals court on Friday said it will not reconsider a 2014 ruling that held Obamacare didn’t violate the Constitution’s “origination clause” requiring the House to kickstart revenue-raising bills, despite the law’s tax on people who do not obtain health insurance.

The issue split the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, however, and attorneys driving the challenge say they’ll fight on.

“We knew going in that this case would ultimately end up on the Supreme Court’s doorstep, and now it’s time,” said Timothy Sandefur, an attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation.