Friday, October 15, 2010

JuridicsUSA: Health / Illegals: Alliance of 20 states allowed to sue Feds re Obamacare

Reuters reporter, Tom Brown, presents the action by a US District Judge, Roger Vinson, to let states sue the Fed gov over the new healthcare law. Brown:

Opponents of Obama's overhaul of the $2.5 trillion U.S. healthcare system have said it violates the Constitution by imposing what they consider unlawful taxes and requiring citizens to obtain healthcare coverage, among other issues.
A fascinating Constitutional case has also been admitted continuance, altho most other of 6 claims have been thrown out. The Supreme Court USA (SCOTUS) need not accept cases, but with 20 of 50 states now joining the suit, it seems unlikely that SCOTUS will turn down this one.

Another case brawt by the Fed gov Department of Justice under Attorney General, Eric Holder, regarding Arizona's new illegals law, has been joined by a bevvy of Latin American countries -- "Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru and Chile — [which want] to submit friend-of-the-court briefs in Justice’s challenge to SB 1070, which [Arizona Gov Jan]Brewer signed into law in April and is considered one of the nation’s toughest immigration-enforcement measures [against illegals]."

-- Lawt

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