Skip to comments.13 STATES FILE LAWSUIT AGAINST HEALTH CARE BILL
Posted on 03/23/2010 10:14:19 AM PDT by MrChipsEdited on 03/23/2010 10:22:28 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Attorneys general from 13 states sued the federal government Tuesday, claiming the landmark health care overhaul bill is unconstitutional just seven minutes after President Barack Obama signed it into law.
The lawsuit was filed in Pensacola after the Democratic president signed the bill the House passed Sunday night.
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Our dumb dem of a Governor in Arkansas declined to join the lawsuit. Big suprise!
Thirteen states. A good start.
I wonder what the legal strategy behind the joint filing is. To my legally untrained brain, I would have thought it better for each AG to file a separate suit in their own federal circuits/districts (or one suit per) so as to force the USSC to take the issue up sooner rather than later, avoiding discordant circuit/district rulings.
I think more states will sign onto the lawsuit over the next few weeks.
AG of Texas, Gregg Abbot in the process of filing a separate lawsuit.
An ironic number, no? :-)
They might consider that particular district court to be more friendly.
Our new colonies when we break from this tyrannical government. The rats can have the Detroits, and LAs of the ocuntry
My history is a little hazy. How many member states in the old CSA?
What about the “equal protection clause”.. Some states are getting preferential treatment over others (”sweetheart deals”), and certain exemptions in some cases.. This is clearly unconstitutional. And barring banks from issuing student loans?? How is THAT constitutional?
Well, Texas was always a little independent. :-)
Mike Cox of Michigan just may get my vote for governor!
Tennessee’s AG says he has his staff studying the law and may join the lawsuit.
Tenessee’s governor Bredesen congratulated Obama on passage of the bill but is also on record as saying TN can’t afford it.
Good luck, Bill.
Maybe. But I would think an objective would be to get it elevated to the USSC as quickly as possible.
And yes, now that you mention it, I do like the “13” number. Very fitting to fight against the new Declaration of Dependence.
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