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Seven-Sky v. Holder

November 18, 2014

Plaintiff Seven-Sky and others mounted a facial challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, which requires that every American buy health insurance or pay a tax penalty. The United States District Court for the District of Columbia granted the government’s motion to dismiss.  After determining that the plaintiffs had standing and that their claims were ripe, the court concluded that the individual mandate was a valid exercise of congressional authority under the Commerce Clause.



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