Lawsuit filed by McCollum Challenging Constitutionality of Healthcare Legislation

Attached is a copy of the suit just filed challenging the constitutionality of President Obama’s Health Care Legislation. Analysis to follow, but wanted to get the suit up immediately, it has been filed in Federal Court in the Northern District of Florida.  Healthcare Unconstitutional COMPLAINT (03-23)

Ok, having had time to review the complaint, the basic arguments are summarized below:

  1. Congress has no Constitutional authority to pass this healthcare act, not authority under Art I, or specifically the commerce clause or the taxing and spending clause.
  2. Congress, by depriving the states of control over their budget processes because of  the unfunded mandates in this bill, has deprived the states of their sovereignty and the right to a republican form of government guaranteed under Art IV, Sec. 4 of the constitution.
  3. Congress has violated the states’ 10th amendment rights by requiring that states and state employees be agents of the Federal Government to enforce Federal Regulation, without federal payment.
  4. Congress imposing a tax penalty for failure to have insurance is a violation of Art I, Sections 2 and 9, in that this is a direct that is not apportioned among the states according to a census, and is unrelated to any taxable activity or income.
  5. Congress imposing a tax penalty for inactivity or a failure to engage in an activity is in violation of the powers reserved to the States or the people under the 10th amendment, and is not predicated on any constitutional grant of authority to congress.

Posted on March 23rd, 2010 by Woodring Law, filed under Uncategorized
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  1. Nicholas E. Purpura says:

    Interesting, but lacks # of counts. This legislation contains affirmative violations, numerous violations of equal treatment, the 4th, 5th, 9th, 10th, and 14th Amendment violations. It could also be argued that the 13th (involuntary servitude) 16th Amendment (by mandating an aditional 2.5% on a person income) void “due process 5th Amendment from which no appeal process exists. I’ll be glad to send you a copy of my suit on completion upon request.

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