Halbig Oral Arguments
By Hadley Heath
Today a federal court in the District of Columbia heard oral arguments in Halbig v. Sebelius, one of the cases challenging the IRS rule that extends federal subsidies to federally-established exchanges. The court will issue an opinion tomorrow on whether Plaintiffs will be granted a preliminary injunction.
The Competitive Enterprise Institute, who is assisting in the coordination and funding of this lawsuit, has made all of the court documents available online. Long story short, plaintiffs filed for summary judgment in June, which the government opposed. The government (defendant) moved to dismiss the case, and the plaintiffs filed for a preliminary injunction.
If plaintiffs are granted an injunction tomorrow, this will be a significant victory for plaintiffs in Halbig and similar cases (Pruitt, King, Indiana) who are challenging the IRS rule.