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Federal judge tosses Sen. Ron Johnson's Obamacare suit


GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - A federal judge in Green Bay has thrown out a lawsuit over Obamacare filed by Wisconsin U.S. Senator Ron Johnson.

On Monday, Federal Judge William Griesbach ruled that the Oshkosh Republican has no standing to sue, and rejected each of Johnson's claims that he is an injured party.

"One’s personal belief that a regulation is unlawful is not itself an 'injury,'” said Judge Griesbach in his ruling.

Senator Johnson argued the Obama administration overstepped its authority with a provision that provides health insurance subsidies for Congressional members and their staff.

In a statement on his website, Senator Johnson said, "The Obama administration violated its own signature health care law by giving special treatment to members of Congress and their staffs.  I believe that this executive action by the Obama administration is unlawful and unfair, and that it is only one of many examples of this president’s abuse of his constitutional duty.  Unfortunately, those actions will go unchallenged for now, because the district court granted the administration's motion to dismiss based on the legal technicality of standing.

“Americans increasingly — and correctly — believe that their government in Washington is out of control, out of touch and lawless.  By its decision today, the court has chosen not to address the important constitutional issues at hand.  My legal team and I will carefully review the decision before determining our next step in this important constitutional dispute."

You can read the full ruling here.