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    Thumbs up States Plot to Block, Limit Health Care Reform Law

    I hope every state in the union does this. Lets tie up this unconstitutional crap the the false messiah and his minions crammed down our throats in the courts until hell freezes over.

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    States Plot to Block, Limit Health Care Reform Law

    By Judson Berger

    - FOXNews.com

    The proverbial ink had yet to dry on the nation's new health care reform law Tuesday before more than a dozen states filed lawsuits, while others scrambled to put up legislative barricades between themselves and the bill requiring Americans to purchase health insurance or face stiff penalties.

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    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confers with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Sen. Chuck Schumer in the Rose Garden March 18. (Reuters Photo)

    The proverbial ink had yet to dry on the nation's new health care reform law Tuesday before more than a dozen states filed lawsuits, while others scrambled to put up legislative barricades between themselves and the bill requiring Americans to purchase health insurance or face stiff penalties.

    The tactics, employed everywhere from Arizona to Virginia, are the strongest sign that the health care reform fight is far from over.

    Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum announced he dropped off his challenge, on behalf of Florida and 12 other states, at the court at 12:02 p.m. ET, minutes after President Obama's signing ceremony to usher in the massive overhaul. Virginia Solicitor General E. Duncan Getchell walked the six blocks from the state attorney general's office in Richmond to the U.S. District Court to file his separate claim that the federal law conflicts with recently passed Virginia law saying no resident shall be required to "maintain or obtain" personal coverage.

    In response, the Justice Department issued a statement pledging to "vigorously defend" the constitutionality of the law.

    "We are confident that this statute is constitutional and we will prevail when we defend it in court," the statement said.

    But the pushback goes beyond the courts. At least 36 state legislatures so far have proposed measures to challenge the constitutionality of the new federal bill, while 29 states are also calling for ballot questions to amend their constitutions and 13 are looking to change state law.

    Some states are doing both.

    "They're all very different," said Michelle Blackston, spokeswoman for the National Conference of State Legislatures, which is tracking the proposals.

    Most states are seeking to prevent their residents from having to follow the new federal requirement to buy health insurance or to pay the coming fines if they don't. Virginia and Idaho already have enacted such laws.

    Others are working their way through the legislative process, according to NCSL.

    An Arizona proposal to block the so-called "individual mandate" has passed both legislative chambers. A Utah proposal that requires state permission to enact provisions of the federal law has also passed both chambers; a similar measure to Virginian and Idaho has passed one chamber in Tennessee and Georgia; and resolutions on state constitutional amendments have advanced in Florida and Missouri.

    Click here to see a list of state legislative actions.

    Some of the actions taken require a simple majority while others require two-thirds approval for passage, meaning an overwhelming portion of state lawmakers would have to object to the federal plan.

    One problem facing all the state proposals is that federal law generally trumps state law.

    Constitutional experts say this means, until a court decision comes along to back them up, the state legislatures' action are mostly symbolic.

    But citizen challenges are expected, and at least a dozen state attorneys general have announced their intention to file lawsuits challenging the bill.

    Jonathan Turley, law professor at George Washington University, said the interplay between the court cases and the state proposals is key.

    He said the state laws prohibiting the mandate from being enforced may not actually stop residents from being fined for not purchasing insurance in the near-term, but they could strengthen the court cases of those challenging the health care bill.

    And, in turn, the states may rely on a high-level court decision to be able to exert their independence.

    "Ultimately, I think the courts are going to have to resolve this," he said.

    Turley said the myriad legal challenges will probably be consolidated and reach the appeals court level, if not the Supreme Court.

    "I think the justices would certainly give this a close read for possible review," Turley said.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    The Department of Justice is going to fight the lawsuits. And who will fund this fight? ... you and I, the taxpayers. But this is ONE government "cause" that I'll be more than happy to help pay for.
    Conservative Wife & Mom -- I'm a Conservative Christian-American with dual citizenship...the Kingdom of God is my 1st home and the U.S.A. is my 2nd.

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    I heard on the news tonight that Texas has filed a law suit.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    Quote Originally Posted by HK4U View Post
    I heard on the news tonight that Texas has filed a law suit.
    Virginia has, too, HK4U.
    Conservative Wife & Mom -- I'm a Conservative Christian-American with dual citizenship...the Kingdom of God is my 1st home and the U.S.A. is my 2nd.

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    From E-Mails and Tea Party sites:
    Lansing -- Attorney General Mike Cox on Monday filed a constitutional challenge to federal health reforms passed by Congress amid a fury of backlash from Michigan opponents that included a petition drive by Tea Party leaders to put the issue on the November ballot.
    Michigan is among several states that have joined Florida in challenging whether Congress has the authority to compel citizens to buy health insurance or face fines.
    I am sure that this issue is going to divide the country and start riots. There was a woman that said she was a RN but I have doubts about that because of the quality of her posts and her anger that someone could oppose obamacare.
    Semper Fi

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricbak View Post
    From E-Mails and Tea Party sites:


    I am sure that this issue is going to divide the country and start riots. There was a woman that said she was a RN but I have doubts about that because of the quality of her posts and her anger that someone could oppose obamacare.
    I'm with you, ricbak. Every person in the medical profession (including our primary care MD) that I've talked to about Obamacare are dead set against it. Sure the AMA and AARP endorsed Obamacare because they get government funding...no big surprise there.
    Conservative Wife & Mom -- I'm a Conservative Christian-American with dual citizenship...the Kingdom of God is my 1st home and the U.S.A. is my 2nd.

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