FEBRUARY 27, 2015
D.C. Superior Court judge Herbert B. Dixon Jr. recently dismissed Judicial Watch’s FOIA lawsuit challenging Congress’ illegal enrollment in D.C.’s Small Business Exchange. Dixon stood by the Office of Personnel Management’s ruling, which claims federal law trumps D.C. law on this matter, even though the D.C. government admitted Congress does not qualify as a small business under D.C. law. Judicial Watch’s lawsuit motivated Senator Vitter (R-LA) to investigate this matter as well. Read more about this lawsuit here.
Here is a quote from D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine regarding the ruling:
“With this decision, members of Congress and their staff will be able to continue to purchase affordable health insurance through the District’s Health Benefit Exchange Authority,” D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine said. “The court issued a correct ruling under the law, and it is an appropriate decision that promotes the health and welfare of our community.”