(Tulsa World) While creative at points, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act – Obamacare – is speculative, conjectural and fails to meet the test of law, attorneys for the federal government say.

In a Monday filing, the federal attorneys ask U.S. Eastern District Judge Ronald White to dismiss Pruitt’s suit against U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and allow the federal health-care law to move ahead as scheduled.

The state lacks any legal standing to make its key claim that the law’s tax penalties against employers who fail to provide adequate health insurance to their workers can’t be enforced in Oklahoma, federal attorneys argue in their filing at the Muskogee-based court.

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