Lately North Dakota Democrats have been trying to make a campaign issue out of a lawsuit challenging the legality of Obamacare.

The suit was filed by the State of Texas, which is paying for it, and Attorney General Wayne Stenehejm joined North Dakota to the list of plaintiffs. The Democrats – most recently Senator Heidi Heitkamp – argue that the lawsuit could hurt some North Dakotans by overturning provisions of Obamacare such as the mandate that insurance companies issue policies even when there are pre-existing conditions.

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Which, as I’ve pointed out in a recent print column, makes it seem like the Democrats believe the ends justify the means with public policy. Whatever our policy goals, shouldn’t the law be legal?

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