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April 07, 2010

Does the new health insurance law have a tax problem?

Author: Daniel Himebaugh No one likes to talk about taxes or Congress.  Test me on this.  The next time you're fumbling for a conversation starter, try opening with, "So how about Congress's power to tax and spend?"  And enjoy the silence. Maybe Congress's taxing power isn't the best topic for small talk, ...

April 07, 2010

PLF will fight “Obamacare” on constitutional grounds

The Obama Administration's health care legislation raises compelling questions about the limits of federal power. The requirement on individuals to buy health insurance, for example, negates the freedom not to buy a designated product, and pushes beyond a reasonable understanding of federal authority to regulate interstate commerce. PLF already is ...

April 08, 2010

Debunking health care as a right

Author: Joshua Thompson In respsonse to PLF's announcement on this blog that it will fight "Obamacare," a commenter writes, "Society has chosen that health care is a right. All members of society must participate as no one can afford catastrophic health care unless you are very, very rich." Is that true –  Can� ...

July 15, 2010

Orange you disappointed Kagan didn't answer the question?

Author: Anne-Marie Dao Uncle Sam wants you … to eat your fruits and vegetables daily. During her recent confirmation hearings, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan was asked by Senator Tom Coburn whether Congress has power under the Commerce Clause to pass a law requiring Americans to eat fruits and vegetables daily. Ms. Kagan declined to ...

July 22, 2010

"Field of Commerce"

Author: Joshua Thompson One of PLF's immensely talented summer law clerks, Lana Harfoush, created this political cartoon:   ...

August 02, 2010

Virginia's health care lawsuit moves forward

Author: Daniel Himebaugh A federal district court denied the federal government's motion to dismiss the State of Virginia's lawsuit challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act today, citing the need to resolve the "complex constitutional issues" that the case presents. On the issue of jurisdiction, the court found t ...

August 03, 2010

PLF's health care lawsuit web chat (archived)

Update: You can read the arcive of our chat by clicking below. You are invited to participate in a live to join Pacific Legal Foundation attorneys for a special live chat session at 12:00 PM PDT on August 4, 2010. This is an opportunity to speak with us about our recently filed commerce clause challenge ...

September 16, 2010

Video: State attorneys optimistic after health care hearing

Author: Daniel Himebaugh Fox News' On the Record has posted this video, in which attorneys representing Utah, Florida, Alabama, and Louisiana discuss their impressions of Tuesday's hearing on the motion to dismiss the states' suit against the new federal health care law. PLF is representing Matt Sissel, an Iowa City business owner, in a ...

September 30, 2010

Leave no doubt about where you stand!

Pacific Legal Foundation is pleased to announce its new "NO to Government Mandated Health Care" bumper stickers and t-shirts! PLF is currently litigating against the national health care mandate on behalf of Matt Sissel, a former Iraq war medic and now a small businessman in Iowa City, Iowa.  Show your support for Matt and for ...

October 18, 2010

Update on oral arguments in Virginia's challenge to the PPACA

Author: Luke A. Wake   Today the federal district court for the Eastern District of Virginia heard oral arguments on a summary judgment motion in Virginia’s challenge to the new health care law. PLF has filed a brief in support of Virginia’s challenge to the individual mandate provision on behalf of Americans for Free Cho ...