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Cities Sue Trump for 'Sabotaging' Obamacare

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    PLC1 Moderator Staff Member

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    Cities Sue Trump for 'Sabotaging' Obamacare
    Trump has been successfully sued before. Will he be again?
     
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    Does that mean that a precedent has been set: If they didn't sue Obama, then they can't sue Trump? I'm not so sure it works that way.
     
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    No.
    If what Trump may have undone was done not by law then he cant be faulted for faithfully doing the law.
     
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    Do you think the ACA was not done according to law then?
     
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    There were significant aspects that were not.
     
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    Lets see.. passed by the Congress, check.
    Signed into law by the president, check.
    Wasn't challenged by the courts....

    Seems it made it past all three branches of government. What's illegal about it?
     
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    It seems this is more about implementation than the law itself. The White House is going to have wide latitude to implement the law as they see fit. For example, President Obama just delayed certain mandates under the law for years etc etc.

    Isn't this just like when the Obama Admin refused to defend DOMA any further - or the whole "Dreamers" situation in general - or ignoring federal marijuana laws in states that had opted for legalization?

    This case is going nowhere.
     
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    DOMA was a supreme court decision, but the others are examples of latitude in implementing laws, sure.

    The Trump Administration tried to repeal the ACA, did, in a roundabout way, manage to repeal the individual mandate. The rest of it is pretty much intact. I'm sure they'd defund it if they could.
     
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    In fairness they did stop defending DOMA before the Supreme Court opined on the issue.

    But short of getting past some trial judge - this seems hard to imagine it actually amounts to anything meaningful.
     
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    Other than bringing attention to the health care crisis in this country, it probably won't.

    But, what other purpose could such a lawsuit have anyway?
     
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