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The Standing Arguments of the Obamacare Challengers Just Got Stronger

The U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C. (Melpomenem/Getty Images)

It is a risky business reading tea leaves from the Supreme Court, because even when the Court does something in one case, it may not do the same in another, more politically charged case. That said, yesterday’s decision in CIC Services, LLC v. Internal Revenue Service would seem to be good news for the argument that the state plaintiffs in Texas v. California, who are challenging the Obamacare mandate, have standing to sue.

Recall what the states argued in Texas about why the Obamacare individual mandate injures them, even though the penalty on individuals has been repealed:

The lawsuit was brought against the federal

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