PAXTON LAUDS 5TH CIRCUIT RULING AGAINST AFFORDABLE CARE ACT Posted in: Columns AUSTIN — After the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit declared the individual mandate in “Obamacare” unconstitutional on Dec. 18, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton expressed his agreement. “The Fifth Circuit’s holding is clear: the federal government cannot order private citizens to purchase subpar insurance products that they ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!