On March 21st, the traitors in Congress told the American public to sit down, shut up, and eat gruel like good little revenue streams when they shoved Obamacare across the finish line all the while lying about promising cost savings, lower taxes, deficit neutral mana from heaven, and the winning lottery numbers. Chairman Zero proceeded to sign Pelosi and Reid’s shameless atrocity into law and before the ink was dry, the Thomas More Law Center had once again stood up for the American People when they filed suit against the federal government on the unconstitutionality of this law.
Obama’s DoJ came back with the commerce clause argument.
Washington — Critics who allege that Congress overstepped the U.S. Constitution by requiring Americans to carry health insurance are “flatly wrong,” the Obama administration said Wednesday in its first court defense of the landmark health care law.
Congress acted well within its power to regulate interstate commerce and to provide for the general welfare, Justice Department lawyers argued in a 46-page brief filed in federal district court in Detroit. For the courts to overturn President Barack Obama’s signature domestic legislation would amount to unwarranted interference with the policymaking authority of Congress, they added.
A few days ago, Bambi and crew realized that the commerce clause two-step was not going to fly so they changed their tune and started using the “Congress can tax” part of the founding documents for cover.
Today the first oral arguments on the Constitutional challenge of this law will be heard in a federal district court by Judge George C. Steeh.
ANN ARBOR, MI – Federal District Court Judge George C. Steeh, agreeing “that a prompt resolution of the constitutional issue would serve the public interest,” will hear oral arguments on the merits of the case challenging ObamaCare on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 9:30 AM.
Judge Steeh ordered the consolidation of the Thomas More Law Center’s motion for a Preliminary Injunction to prevent enforcement of ObamaCare with trial on the merits.
“The significance of this court hearing cannot be overstated,” said Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Law Center. The hearing will take place in Judge Steeh’s courtroom located in the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse in Detroit.
Moments after President Obama signed the health care bill into law (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act), on March 23, 2010, the Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and co-counsel Washington, D.C. lawyer David Yerushalmi filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the Law Center and four Michigan residents who object to being forced by the federal government to purchase health care or face a federal penalty. The basis for the lawsuit and the motion is that Congress exceeded its authority under the Commerce Clause by mandating that private citizens purchase health care coverage or face a penalty.
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