August 13, 2013
A federal judge has denied part of the federal government’s motion to dismiss Oklahoma’s lawsuit challenging the new federal health care law.
U.S. District Judge Ronald White handed down the ruling Monday in Muskogee. The ruling grants parts of the government’s request to dismiss the case but denies other parts.
White rejected the government’s argument that Oklahoma lacked standing to challenge the law. The decision means that parts of the lawsuit, filed by Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt in 2011, will continue to be litigated.