least 13 states are filing lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of
the federal heath care act, but not Illinois Attorney General Lisa
are not commencing litigation to challenge federal health care reform,"
Madigan's office responded to my e-mail query. No surprise there. If
Madigan joined the others, it would be the first blue state to argue
that the act is in violation of the Tenth Amendment, which says: "The
powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor
prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively,
or to the people."
it's not necessarily a purely partisan issue. Some 30 states are
contemplating some kind of response to protect themselves and their
citizens from this far-reaching and costly federal intrusion, according
to news reports.
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