Liberty Counsel: Newly passed “Obamacare” is unconstitutional

by D. Bennett

The Liberty Counsel argues that the recently-passed H.R. 3590 is unconstitutional.

“Liberty Counsel will file suit challenging the constitutionality of the bill if it is signed by President Obama,” the release says.

ACLJ: We’re preparing legal challenges to health care reform bill

by D. Bennett

The American Center for Law and Justice is preparing a series of legal challenges to the recently-passed H.R. 3590, known colloquially as the health care reform bill.

“We are actively pursuing an aggressive litigation strategy now that the pro-abortion health care plan has been approved,” chief counsel Jay Sekulow writes.

The ACLJ writes that the fight over this bill is far from over; only the venue has been changed, “from Congress to the courts.”

Liberty Counsel: Dems to “Slaughter” Constitution for health care reform

by D. Bennett

The Liberty Counsel writes that it vehemently disagrees with a legislative tactic being mulled in the House of Representatives which could aid in the passage of President Obama’s signature health care reform.

The controversial tactic, which the Counsel dubs the “Slaughter House Rule” due to the congresswoman who proposed it, would deem the Senate bill passed without an explicit vote on it.

The Liberty Counsel argues that invoking such a rule in this instance would be a violation of Article I, Section 7 of the U.S. Constitution.

ACLJ: Time to start over on health care

by D. Bennett

The American Center for Law and Justice argues that it is time to start over on the issue of health care reform.

The ACLJ has also developed unveiled its legal analysis of President Obama’s plan.

ADF: Health care bill and Kentucky abortion bill

by D. Bennett

The Alliance Defense Fund posted these two stories recently:

– Senate Democrats appear to be shying away from the idea of using the procedural method of reconciliation as a means to pass a health care reform bill.

– A bill pending in the Kentucky state senate would require doctors to, among other things, show women seeking an abortion an ultrasound should they request to view one. The bill would also require women to meet with their doctor 24 hours prior to having an abortion.

ACLJ: Delay in seating Brown “outrageous”

by D. Bennett

Jay Sekulow, via his blog on the American Center for Law and Justice’s website, posts that the fact that Scott Brown (R-MA) has yet to be seated by the U.S. Senate represents an “unacceptable delay tactic on the part of the Senate leadership.”

“There’s absolutely no reason to wait to seat Senator-elect Brown and with each passing day he is prevented from participating in the legislative process,” Sekulow writes. ” This delay tactic…show that it’s business as usual in Washington – ignoring the will of Massachusetts voters and moving forward with a disturbing health care plan that America simply does not want.”

Despite the fact that the election results have not yet been officially certified, Sekulow argues that there is precedent which would allow Brown to be seated immediately.

ACLJ: Notes on the Mass. election and a comment on Erroll Southers

by D. Bennett

The American Center for Law and Justice posted several comments on the Massachusetts special election for U.S. Senator, including:

– Is the election of Scott Brown (R-MA) a referendum on President Obama’s ambitious health care agenda?

– The outcome of the election “commands national attention.”

– The Democrat-controlled Senate should move to seat Scott Brown as soon as possible, while avoiding any vote on health care reform until Brown is seated as a U.S. senator.

The ACLJ also noted that Erroll Southers, the nominee for the head of the Transportation Security Administration, has withdrawn his name from consideration due to controversy surrounding his nomination. The ACLJ called his withdrawal a “critical victory.”