Medpage Today  |  June 21, 2021

Panelists also discussed what might happen in the courts now that the Supreme Court has struck down a challenge to the ACA. Katie Keith, JD, a law professor at Georgetown University in Washington, noted that in its 7-2 decision, the court really only addressed the issue of whether the plaintiffs, which included a group of attorneys general in Republican-led states as well as several individuals, had “standing” — that is, the authority — to sue. “Anyone who comes to court and sues has to have an injury; it has to be fairly traceable to the person that you’re suing, and it has to be actually addressable by the court,” she said. Since the plaintiffs did not meet that test, the case was dismissed on those grounds, without any adjudication of the actual issues in the case itself.

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