I’ve been wondering when this suit would be filed. I think it’s a winner, although they will probably find some way that no one has “standing” to challenge Obama’s unlawful actions.
Standing comes from suffering particularized, justiciable harm. If everybody was in the same boat they could say that nobody suffers particularized harm. But that is particularly the point of this guy’s suit: it is NOT everybody suffering the same. Some competitors are exempted. Because he is not exempted he incurs a cost that his exempted competitors don’t, and that is his particularized harm.
The harm is justiciable because the courts could declare that the exemptions are unconstitutional because they are against the law - and there would be a level playing field and this guy’s competitors would lose their advantage.
People ARE hurt when DC picks favorites, and it’s about time the illegality of that is pointed out and punished. Obamacare makes particular note that there are to be NO EXEMPTIONS.