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McCollum to file lawsuit against health care bill
Abcactionnews ^ | 3/21/10 | Chad Cookler

Posted on 03/21/2010 9:30:36 PM PDT by NoobRep

ORLANDO, FL -- Moments after Congress voted to approve President Obama's health care legislation, Florida's Attorney General announced he will file a lawsuit to declare the bill unconstitutional.

Bill McCollum will join Attorneys General from South Carolina, Nebraska, Texas, Utah, Pennsylvania, Washington, North Dakota and South Dakota to file a lawsuit against the federal government.

"The health care reform legislation passed by the U. S. House of Representatives this evening clearly violates the U.S. Constitution and infringes on each state's sovereignty," McCollum said in a statement distributed late Sunday night.

"If the President signs this bill into law, we will file a lawsuit to protect the rights and the interests of American citizens."

McCollum will hold a press conference at his Orlando office Monday morning to discuss his plans.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 10thamendment; aglawsuits; america2point0; asocialistamerica; bhohealthcare; constitution; lawsuit; mandatedinsurance; mccollum; obamacare; obamunism; socializedmedicine; statesrights; unconstitutional; ussa
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Hell yeah, even my AG from Nebraska is on board.
1 posted on 03/21/2010 9:30:36 PM PDT by NoobRep
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To: NoobRep

So is our RAT AG from OK — that shows how bad it is.


2 posted on 03/21/2010 9:32:55 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Rick Perry - TX Gov/Coburn/Rubio - Senate 2010 !)
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To: NoobRep

I’d love to see hundreds of PERSONAL lawsuits against Reid, Pelsi, Hoyer, and Obutthole.

Are their any legal funds being set up that we can fund?


3 posted on 03/21/2010 9:33:13 PM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated public is the biggest threat to our democracy)
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To: NoobRep

I’ve lost all faith in men...THERE will be NOTHING that can save this country..it’s a done deal. The courts are set to serve the communist...they will rule for the evil rats. I HAVE LOST FAITH.


4 posted on 03/21/2010 9:35:01 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: NoobRep

Nothing is going to happen. The courts will simply dismiss it saying federal law trumps state law.

The fight is over.


5 posted on 03/21/2010 9:35:21 PM PDT by jerry557
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To: NoobRep

Kudos to Bill McCollum. Charlie Crist in on his tanning bed.

We need to get every AG from states that will do it to sign on. We want it overthrown - not partial but all of it.

Anyone know what they can tear out of the bill or can it be found totally unconstitutional in total?

Good job NoonRep for your posts in firing people up!!

Many thanks!


6 posted on 03/21/2010 9:35:29 PM PDT by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: NoobRep

Pennsylvania. Hoorah! I didn’t have much hope for that.


7 posted on 03/21/2010 9:36:02 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: ImaTexan

ping


8 posted on 03/21/2010 9:38:13 PM PDT by bjcintennessee (Don't Sweat the Small Stuff)
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To: NoobRep

Just as in 1776 and 1860 the real resistant to tyrannical government come from the several states.


9 posted on 03/21/2010 9:38:59 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: bjcintennessee

The only way this will have any teeth, is if the states refuse to abide by it when the courts throw out the lawsuit.


10 posted on 03/21/2010 9:39:03 PM PDT by TheLurkerX (If you want renewable energy, I'm sure the founding fathers are spinning in their graves.)
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To: jerry557

This SC has done big things in regards to the 2nd amendment and campain finance. I suspect they will address at least some of this bill. They actually seem to be using the Constitution in their recent decisons.


11 posted on 03/21/2010 9:39:24 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: jerry557

The federal unemployment law, is a lot lower than a host of states, but the states higher unemployment prevails..why does not the federal law trump this I wonder..


12 posted on 03/21/2010 9:39:30 PM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: my small voice
I wonder is George Soros willing to pay potentially hundreds of millions in legal fees trying to defend Reid, Pelosi, etc. from what could be so many lawsuits that the health care reform may never become law when it's tied up in the courts for two to four years.
13 posted on 03/21/2010 9:40:00 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: jerry557

Damn dude. It’s a good thing the founding fathers didn’t carry your defeatist attitude.

It’s not over until the American people say it’s over. This is clearly unconstitutional.


14 posted on 03/21/2010 9:40:02 PM PDT by NoobRep
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To: NoobRep

Add discrimination since it strips my ability to afford health care by eliminating Medicare Advantage EXCEPT FOR FLORIDA!


15 posted on 03/21/2010 9:40:08 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: NoobRep

Good. I hope they get MORE states to sue and drag in a whole host of Amicus Curiae supporters.

BUT the REAL problem is the Obamabastard. They should support those “birther” suits. AND the GOP should draw up Articles of Impeachment against his bastard - just to make a point and get ready in case we take over Congress in November.

What Clinton did was NOTHING compared to what this bastard is doing and INTENDS to do in the future.


16 posted on 03/21/2010 9:40:20 PM PDT by ZULU
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To: PhiKapMom
Go get em choppers!! ( you should see this guy eat corn on the cob) Photobucket
17 posted on 03/21/2010 9:40:31 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (What a fool believes, No wise man has the power to reason away)
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To: JoanneSD
I meant to say the minimum wage law.. not unemployment.. sorry
18 posted on 03/21/2010 9:41:01 PM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: Brytani; NoobRep

Woo-Hoo!

Here we go!!!


19 posted on 03/21/2010 9:41:17 PM PDT by onyx (God save our Republic!)
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To: my small voice

Pretty sure Mark Levin and his group will get involved in some capacity.

http://www.landmarklegal.org


20 posted on 03/21/2010 9:41:46 PM PDT by NoobRep
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To: NoobRep

Got get em AGgies!


21 posted on 03/21/2010 9:42:50 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ("When the national government and Congress start going wild, it's up the states to rein them in.")
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To: NoobRep

Well said!


22 posted on 03/21/2010 9:42:51 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: jerry557
The fight is over. I know it's been a day of bad news but I beg to differ. If enough states band together, the Federal government can't just ignore them. The real test hasn't even begun yet. On the positive side, the Democrats have outed themselves as the new Communist party, and will be crushed at the polls accordingly. There are enough people out there who recognize this healthcare bill is unconstitutional, and won't just accept it as a done deal.
23 posted on 03/21/2010 9:43:09 PM PDT by kamikaze2000
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To: All

Liberalism and PESSIMISM are both mental diseases!

Get off your asses and fight the bastards.


24 posted on 03/21/2010 9:43:11 PM PDT by outhousepatrol
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To: NoobRep

All Right! Texas finally got on board.


25 posted on 03/21/2010 9:43:12 PM PDT by Terry Mross (We need a second SONS OF LIBERTY but there won't be one.)
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To: NoobRep

Statement from SC AG Henry McMaster:

After the U.S. House’s historic vote Sunday night passing the health care reform bill, South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster issued the following statement:

“The health care legislation Congress passed tonight is an assault against the Constitution of the United States. It contains various provisions and federal mandates that are clearly unconstitutional and must not be allowed to stand.

A legal challenge by the States appears to be the only hope of protecting the American people from this unprecedented attack on our system of government. The key question involved is whether personal freedom, state sovereignty and constitutional law will survive in America for future generations.

As attorney general for the State of South Carolina, I have sworn an oath to uphold and defend both our state and federal constitutions. I therefore intend to join with Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum in challenging the constitutionality of this profoundly unwise legislation. We will take our case to the United States Supreme Court if necessary.

After an extensive conference call tonight, I am optimistic that the attorneys general of Texas, Nebraska, Utah, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma and Alabama will be joining this effort as well.”


26 posted on 03/21/2010 9:44:47 PM PDT by NoobRep
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To: kamikaze2000
The fight is over.

I know it's been a day of bad news but I beg to differ. If enough states band together, the Federal government can't just ignore them. The real test hasn't even begun yet.

On the positive side, the Democrats have outed themselves as the new Communist party, and will be crushed at the polls accordingly. There are enough people out there who recognize this healthcare bill is unconstitutional, and won't just accept it as a done deal.

Sorry, I posted without previewing...

27 posted on 03/21/2010 9:45:01 PM PDT by kamikaze2000
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To: NoobRep

Amen!
We can contribute time and money for the Nov and 2012 elections and VOTE!
If the courts say no them convince 3/4 of the states to amend the Constitution. If liberal states wanted this they would have done what mass did.


28 posted on 03/21/2010 9:45:05 PM PDT by TJC
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To: jerry557

The fight is only over for surrender monkeys like yourself. You should be ashamed of your defeatist attitude, with you in charge th U.S. would have never been formed.


29 posted on 03/21/2010 9:46:20 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ("When the national government and Congress start going wild, it's up the states to rein them in.")
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To: my small voice
I’d love to see hundreds of PERSONAL lawsuits against Reid, Pelsi, Hoyer, and Obutthole.

I suspect that IF MANY MANY INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENT personal lawsuits were FILED FROM ALL 50 SEPARATE STATES and launched against Pelosi and the Reid and the named one or two others in separate suits, the named DEFENDANT in each those lawsuits would be BANKRUPTED from attempting to defend.


I suspect that many separate and valid personal lawsuits from different locations (different jurisdictions) filed against one individual would overwhelm the defendant financially and perhaps bankrupt them.

30 posted on 03/21/2010 9:46:48 PM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: RoseofTexas

I know how you feel. Our only hope is for an uprising. Maybe it will start with the state AG’s. If it’s thrown out by the courts or they lose because of liberal judges, maybe then secession will be seriously considered. I’d love to see that and see all the insurance companies leave Connecticut and move to Texas! Let the states that stay have obamacare. We’ll stick with what we got.


31 posted on 03/21/2010 9:46:57 PM PDT by Terry Mross (We need a second SONS OF LIBERTY but there won't be one.)
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To: HerrBlucher

HAHa!

Add some cubes and a splash of water

God bless the people here, I would be loosing it.


32 posted on 03/21/2010 9:47:22 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (What a fool believes, No wise man has the power to reason away)
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To: RoseofTexas
"I’ve lost all faith in men"

Thelma louise pelosi is not a man.

33 posted on 03/21/2010 9:48:30 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Seven years after 9/11, the US elects an undocumented muslim migrant as President.)
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To: ZULU

You can’t challenge his eligibility until you GET HIM IN COURT. There is a REASON Obama is buying off anyone that comes close to getting him in to an actual court room, on ANYTHING....


34 posted on 03/21/2010 9:51:36 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: RoseofTexas

[THERE will be NOTHING that can save this country..it’s a done deal.]

What I’m going to do once I post this to you is get down on my knees and pray. God has the final word.


35 posted on 03/21/2010 9:51:49 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: NoobRep

Massachusetts Attorney General = Martha Coakley - don’t think a legal challenge from Massachusetts against the Health Care monstrosity will be in the offing.


36 posted on 03/21/2010 9:51:58 PM PDT by american colleen
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To: DanielRedfoot

excerpt of McCollum bio:

As Attorney General, Bill’s other priorities have included consumer protection; combating Medicaid fraud; improving the state’s security against terrorist threats; and fighting crimes against the elderly, especially identity theft.

Bill McCollum is a native Floridian, born in Brooksville. He graduated from Hernando High School and earned his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Florida.

After graduating from law school, Bill served on active duty in the U.S. Navy from 1969-1972. In 1992 he retired from the Naval Reserve as a Commander having served 23 years as an officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG).

From 1981 to 2001 Bill represented the people of Central Florida in the United States Congress. In 1989 he founded the U.S. House Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare and was recognized as an expert on terrorism. Bill also served on the Judiciary committee, where he chaired the subcommittee on Crime. In addition, he served on the Banking and the Intelligence committees. Upon retiring from the House of Representatives in 2001, he was a partner with Baker and Hostetler, LLP, until he was elected as Attorney General. Bill served on the Board of Governors of the State University system of Florida from 2005 to 2006.

http://www.billmccollum.com/about-bill/biography/


37 posted on 03/21/2010 9:52:14 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (MELT THE PHONE LINES AGAINST OBAMACARE NOW!!!!)
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To: NoobRep
Hell yeah!

Ditto that. I went to Jackley’s site in SD to see if there was a presser out earlier and nothing, so THANKS for the cheer! Thank God SD finally has an AG with some spine as he's going after the EPA also!

38 posted on 03/21/2010 9:52:29 PM PDT by patlin (1st SCOTUS of USA: "Human life, from its commencement to its close, is protected by the common law.")
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To: jerry557

Federal law does NOT trump state law if the federal law is fatally unconstitutional, which the personal mandate IS IMO. One way or another the SCOTUS will rule whether the personal mandate is Consitutional, and it’s not.


39 posted on 03/21/2010 9:52:37 PM PDT by jsdjason
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To: american colleen

This guy thinks it comes down to Justice Kennedy.

http://www.smallgovtimes.com/2010/03/will-the-dems-health-care-bill-pass-constitutional-muster/


40 posted on 03/21/2010 9:52:48 PM PDT by NoobRep
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To: my small voice
Donate to Landmark Legal Foundation - Mark Levin has the PERSONAL lawsuit all ready to go!
41 posted on 03/21/2010 9:53:15 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: NoobRep

Pennsylvania? WTH? You’ve got to be kidding me.

I mean this in a good way, of course.


42 posted on 03/21/2010 9:53:35 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: pyx

“the named DEFENDANT in each those lawsuits would be BANKRUPTED from attempting to defend.”

Pelosi is woth HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS, and has zero compulsion about directing taxpayer money to her own pocket.

Check out the sweet deals she’s cut for her husband’s companies.


43 posted on 03/21/2010 9:53:38 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: NoobRep

See my post above! GMTA! :-)


44 posted on 03/21/2010 9:53:42 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: NoobRep

American Center for Law and Justice headed by Jay Sekulow is filing a lawsuit. Just received the email.


45 posted on 03/21/2010 9:53:51 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Rick Perry - TX Gov/Coburn/Rubio - Senate 2010 !)
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To: NoobRep

Finally some good news :)


46 posted on 03/21/2010 9:55:15 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: RoseofTexas
I’ve lost all faith in men...THERE will be NOTHING that can save this country..it’s a done deal. The courts are set to serve the communist...they will rule for the evil rats. I HAVE LOST FAITH.
 
In the end, a doctrine of faith is no better than a doctrine of works.
 
The problem with a doctrine of faith is that it is a doctrine.
 
Which inevitably leads to the dispair which you are now experiencing.
 

47 posted on 03/21/2010 9:55:17 PM PDT by Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo (SCORE!!! And in Paris, no less. MOO HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!)
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To: my small voice

Are their any legal funds being set up that we can fund?


Levin, Landmark Legal Foundation!!!!!!!!!!


48 posted on 03/21/2010 9:56:17 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: RoseofTexas

I felt the same way; but please have faith. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. The evil insane will be thrown out.

Payback is coming. They just don’t know when.

Watch the scum suckers sweat.


49 posted on 03/21/2010 9:57:13 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: PhiKapMom

http://www.aclj.org/TrialNotebook/Read.aspx?ID=931


50 posted on 03/21/2010 9:58:00 PM PDT by NoobRep
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