Third Circuit Tosses Challenge To Affordable Care Act

The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, in an opinion joined by two George W. Bush appointees, affirmed yet another decision dismissing a challenge to the Affordable Care Act. The decision focused entirely on jurisdictional issues and did not discuss the merits of the case, so only one appeals court has weighed in on the substance of these utterly meritless challenges. In that case, George W. Bush appointee and former Scalia clerk Judge Jeffrey Sutton rejected an attempt to strike down the law.