Trump administration officials said all year Obamacare markets were working. Now they want a federal court to scrap the law, stripping insurance from millions.
University of Michigan law professor Nicholas Bagley, who has closely tracked litigation related to the healthcare law, said federal courts are usually reluctant to pry too deeply into inconsistencies in how government officials justify their actions.
The Trump administration, however, is testing the limits of this restraint, he said. “Courts can get pushed to the point where they say this is too much to swallow.”