Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Ind. Courts - More on: State of Indiana, 15 public school districts sue over Obamacare
INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller is taking a second legal shot at halting a piece of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
The Republican sued the Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday, claiming that tax penalties for businesses with 50 or more full-time employees that fail to provide qualifying health benefits cannot be enforced against state or local governments.
He is asking the Indianapolis federal court permanently exempt government entities from the so-called "employer mandate," but is not re-challenging the constitutionality of the overall health law, which the U.S. Supreme Court upheld last year following an earlier Zoeller lawsuit. * * *
The Indiana lawsuit is being led by Solicitor General Thomas Fisher, a Jasper County native, and will paid for using existing resources appropriated by the Republican-controlled General Assembly for the attorney general's office. The schools are represented by the Indianapolis law firm of Bose, McKinney and Evans.
Zoeller has authorized spending an additional $20,000 to hire Ken Klukowski as a special deputy attorney general for 10 months.
Klukowski is a Notre Dame graduate and director of Center for Religious Liberty at the conservative Family Research Council where he co-authored the 2011 book, "The Blueprint: Obama's Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency."
Posted by Marcia Oddi on October 9, 2013 10:07 AM
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