Tuesday, January 17, 2012

D.C. Joins 11 states and the Virgin Islands in Amicus Brief Supporting Constitutionality of Health Care Law

"The Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia announced today that the city has joined 11 states and the Virgin Islands in signing an amicus brief (PDF) to the U.S. Supreme Court that supports the constitutionality of the 2010 federal healthcare law. The brief, according to the statement released today by the D.C. attorney general’s office, contends that “the federal commerce power, by design, includes the power to regulate individual conduct so long as the individual’s conduct, combined with others’ conduct, may have a significant effect on interstate commerce.”" More.
From The BLT Jan. 17, 2012

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