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Judge greenlights Obamacare challenge

A federal judge on Wednesday ruled that a case challenging the Affordable Care Act brought by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives can go forward.

U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer, who was appointed to the bench by President George W. Bush, allowed the case to proceed on claims concerning whether public monies were properly approved by Congress.

“The House of Representatives as an institution would suffer a concrete, particularized injury if the Executive were able to draw funds from the Treasury without a valid appropriation,” Collyer wrote.