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13 STATES FILE LAWSUIT AGAINST HEALTH CARE BILL
Associated Press ^ | March 23, 2010

Posted on 03/23/2010 10:14:19 AM PDT by MrChips

Edited 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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TOPICS: Breaking News; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 10thamendment; ag; bhofascism; bhohealthcare; bhotyranny; democrats; donttreadonme; health; lawsuit; libertyordeath; military; obama; obamacare; statesrights; tyranny
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1 posted on 03/23/2010 10:14:19 AM PDT by MrChips
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To: MrChips

GO BILL!


2 posted on 03/23/2010 10:15:30 AM PDT by esquirette (If we do not know our own worldview, we will accept theirs.)
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To: MrChips

Our dumb dem of a Governor in Arkansas declined to join the lawsuit. Big suprise!


3 posted on 03/23/2010 10:16:10 AM PDT by skateman (Celebrating Ten plus years of quality posting.)
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To: MrChips

Godspeed.


4 posted on 03/23/2010 10:16:29 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: MrChips

Thirteen states. A good start.


5 posted on 03/23/2010 10:16:30 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican ("During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." --Orwell)
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To: MrChips

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.


6 posted on 03/23/2010 10:16:42 AM PDT by kevkrom (Hey, IRS: can I simply "deem" my taxes paid instead of paying them?)
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To: MrChips

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2477558/posts


7 posted on 03/23/2010 10:16:48 AM PDT by WKB (From "Handout" to "Bailout")
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To: MrChips

I think more states will sign onto the lawsuit over the next few weeks.


8 posted on 03/23/2010 10:17:29 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: MrChips

AG of Texas, Gregg Abbot in the process of filing a separate lawsuit.


9 posted on 03/23/2010 10:17:34 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

An ironic number, no? :-)


10 posted on 03/23/2010 10:17:42 AM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: kevkrom

They might consider that particular district court to be more friendly.


11 posted on 03/23/2010 10:18:23 AM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: WKB

Thanks


12 posted on 03/23/2010 10:18:42 AM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican
Thirteen states. A good start.

Our new colonies when we break from this tyrannical government. The rats can have the Detroits, and LAs of the ocuntry

13 posted on 03/23/2010 10:19:02 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: MrChips

My history is a little hazy. How many member states in the old CSA?


14 posted on 03/23/2010 10:19:11 AM PDT by Shaun_MD
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To: MrChips

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?


15 posted on 03/23/2010 10:19:17 AM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: mnehring

Well, Texas was always a little independent. :-)


16 posted on 03/23/2010 10:19:19 AM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: MrChips

Mike Cox of Michigan just may get my vote for governor!


17 posted on 03/23/2010 10:19:21 AM PDT by TheRake (Lake Orion, "where living is a vacation".)
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To: MrChips

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.


18 posted on 03/23/2010 10:19:33 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: MrChips
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum ---- a very intelligent guy at the U. of Florida.

Good luck, Bill.

19 posted on 03/23/2010 10:19:35 AM PDT by ICAB9USA (An Executive Order reasserting the intentions of the Hyde Amendment will be fulfilled (not))
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To: MrChips

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.


20 posted on 03/23/2010 10:19:37 AM PDT by kevkrom (Hey, IRS: can I simply "deem" my taxes paid instead of paying them?)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican
Thirteen states. A good start.

My high school education tells me it was 13 colonies that started this great nation by rebelling against the Brits tax measures. I see a parallel.

21 posted on 03/23/2010 10:19:40 AM PDT by skateman (Celebrating Ten plus years of quality posting.)
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To: MrChips

I haven’t seen it yet but I understand that there is legal a petition going around to get a referendum on the ballot for this fall in Michigan. It apparently will force the state to refuse to take part in the socialist health care scam.

Referendums are where Michigan conservatives tend to shine the brightest. Gay marriage, guns, and affirmative action are some of our recent success stories.


22 posted on 03/23/2010 10:20:31 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: MrChips

Thank you, AG McCollum!


23 posted on 03/23/2010 10:20:56 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Shaun_MD

Not enough. But I think it was 11.


24 posted on 03/23/2010 10:21:03 AM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: esquirette

EVERYTHING THIS JERK DOES IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.....HE HATES THE CONSTITUTION, HE SAID DURING THE CAMPAIGN IT IS A ‘FLAWED DOCUMENT’, BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING IN THERE ABOUT ‘REDISTRUBUTION OF INCOME’.........WHICH IS KARL MARX 101............THEN AT HIS SWEARING IN HE LIES AND SAYS HE WILL PROTECT THE CONSTITUTION....HE SHOULD BE EMPEACHED AND SENT BACK TO KENYA, WHERE HE CAME FROM..........


25 posted on 03/23/2010 10:22:04 AM PDT by RRTJSP...........
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To: MrChips

Fla’s AG described the bill as a “Tax on living”. I wonder if you can consider it a violation of the 24th amendment prohibition on poll taxes.


26 posted on 03/23/2010 10:22:10 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN

MMMMmmmmmm. A black president imposing a poll tax?!


27 posted on 03/23/2010 10:23:11 AM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: MrChips

David Axelrod and the rest of the red diaper doper babies running the country “ aren’t concerned” about these lawsuits, probably because they have no intention of complying with any adverse rulings


28 posted on 03/23/2010 10:23:29 AM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: kevkrom

I think the strategy for multiple states filing together in Florida is the speed and friendliness of the courts. More than likely they have found a friendly judge(s) that will expedite to the USSC.


29 posted on 03/23/2010 10:23:42 AM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98...PROCESS MATTERS)
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To: Rome2000

Well, they won’t have any choice, will they.


30 posted on 03/23/2010 10:24:23 AM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: MrChips

I just wrote my state’s AG (GA - Baker-D) and among many other things asked him what GA government would do when taxpayers move from GA to states that are fighting for their freedoms?

I also told him I would publize the names at this next election of anyone supported this bill.

Yeah, I know it probably won’t do any good but I have to do something.


31 posted on 03/23/2010 10:24:27 AM PDT by justsaynomore
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican
Thirteen states. A good start.

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32 posted on 03/23/2010 10:24:35 AM PDT by frogjerk
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican
Thirteen states. A good start.

.."A Republic, if you can keep it"

33 posted on 03/23/2010 10:24:38 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

When they talk about fast tracking, whats the timeframe? 3 to 5 years?


34 posted on 03/23/2010 10:25:52 AM PDT by Shaun_MD
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To: kevkrom

What USSC Justice rids heard over the State of Florida?


35 posted on 03/23/2010 10:26:07 AM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98...PROCESS MATTERS)
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To: skateman

“Our dumb dem of a Governor in Arkansas declined to join the lawsuit. Big suprise!”

Ditto for NC.

And dumb doesn’t even begin to describe the depths of the woman’s stupidity.


36 posted on 03/23/2010 10:26:54 AM PDT by CriticalJ
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To: justsaynomore

Good for you.

Mr. Baker is running for Governor. I would be interested to hear his take.


I just wrote my state’s AG (GA - Baker-D) and among many other things asked him what GA government would do when taxpayers move from GA to states that are fighting for their freedoms?

I also told him I would publize the names at this next election of anyone supported this bill.

Yeah, I know it probably won’t do any good but I have to do something.


37 posted on 03/23/2010 10:27:00 AM PDT by Dacula (Critical thinking Conservative American who believes in our Constitution.)
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To: MrChips

Yes. I’m starting to feel better.


38 posted on 03/23/2010 10:27:05 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican ("During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." --Orwell)
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To: MrChips

I just emailed my thanks to my AG McCollum. Unlike Stupak’s contact form, comments from other states appear to be enabled.


39 posted on 03/23/2010 10:27:19 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: MrChips

I just may pack up my money and move to one of those states. One thing I can guarantee you... when a state secedes from the union, I’m there.


40 posted on 03/23/2010 10:27:46 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: MarineBrat

It will be Texas.


41 posted on 03/23/2010 10:28:47 AM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

Thirteen states. A good start.

Yea, remember what happened the last time 13 States got their hair up.


42 posted on 03/23/2010 10:28:52 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: MrChips
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government............

43 posted on 03/23/2010 10:29:06 AM PDT by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: jersey117

I just need to make sure I wind up in the right country. It’s been quiet down in Springfield so far.


44 posted on 03/23/2010 10:30:25 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican ("During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." --Orwell)
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To: MrChips

We’re still waiting for word from our AG here in Illinois..........crickets chirping..........

Oh well, my wife and I wanted to some day retire a little bit away from where we are now in the SW burbs of Chicago. Maybe we’ll end up in a western or southwestern state.


45 posted on 03/23/2010 10:30:45 AM PDT by my4kidsdad
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To: MrChips

Sadly, AZ is not on the list. We have a Rat AG, who’s said he won’t do it.


46 posted on 03/23/2010 10:30:48 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Build a man a fire; he'll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire; he'll be warm the rest of his life)
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To: MrChips
Well, they won’t have any choice, will they.

The marxists are like vampires, and court decisions and elections do not kill them.

The only way to stop them is to expose them for what they are and stop allowing themselves to hide behind labels like "progressive"

47 posted on 03/23/2010 10:31:17 AM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: MrChips
In the meantime we can boycott gay Frisco, since they keep Pelosi in congress:

We will never be able to defeat Pelosi, the Mafafi witch, due to the love affair between her and the gay agenda pushers/voters in Gay Frisco.

However, Gay Frisco can be brought to its financial knees.

Gay Frisco is having a severe economic meltdown due to the benefits for union thugs and illegals.

If every American Adult, who dislikes the Health Care farce pushed on us by Pelosi, boycotted San Francisco re visits, meetings and products, we can make that liberal gay hell hole a miserable place to live and try to work in.

Trans America Financial Products:

Levi Strauss/Dockers

Gap Inc./Outlet , Banana Republic, Gap, Old Navy

48 posted on 03/23/2010 10:31:39 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Use your $'s as weapons! Boycott Gay Frisco, since they keep Pelosi in congress.)
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To: MrChips
They anticipated lawsuits in the bill:

Section 155
If any provision of this division, or any application of such provision to any person or circumstance, is held to be unconstitutional, the remainder of the provisions of this division and the application of the provision to any other person or circumstance shall not be affected.

In other words, it looks like a suit has to be filed on every part of the bill to kill it. It can't be killed as a whole.

49 posted on 03/23/2010 10:31:39 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Shaun_MD
11 plus sympathetic parts of three more: Kentucky, Missouri and Maryland.

New York City was also full of southern sympathizers, but for reasons due more to economics than politics.

There were also pockets of Union sympathisizers in the Confederate States, notably Virginia (the parts which became West Virginia), Tennessee (Knoxville area) and North Carolina (Greensboro area).

50 posted on 03/23/2010 10:32:10 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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