Friday, March 19, 2010

Landmark Legal Foundation will file suit to stop Obama's health care plan

If you don't know Mark Levin, he's a conservative commentator, constitutional lawyer, and president of the Landmark Legal Foundation. On Wednesday, Levin issued a warning to the leadership of the House about the possible use of the so-called "deem and pass" strategy, otherwise known as the Slaughter Rule, to pass the healthcare proposal that has previously been approved by the Senate. If this tactic is employed, "Landmark will immediately sue the President, Attorney General Eric Holder, and other relevant cabinet members to prevent them from instituting this unconstitutional contrivance.

"“Landmark has already prepared a lawsuit that will be filed in federal court the moment the House acts. Such a brazen violation of the core functions of Congress simply cannot be ignored. Article I, Section 7 of the Constitution is clear respecting the manner in which a bill becomes law. Members are required to vote on this bill, not claim they did when they didn’t. The Speaker of the House and her lieutenants are temporary custodians of congressional authority. They are not empowered to do permanent violence to our Constitution.”

A pdf of a draft of the "Slaughter Rule" Complaint is here.

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