Sissel vs. US Dept. of Health and Human Services - looks like the Supreme Court will get a second chance to gut Obamacare. This lawsuit that could remove the very heart of Obamacare – the insurance mandate.
The lawsuit is based upon Article 1, Section 7 of the United States Constitution, commonly known as the Origination Clause, which states:
“All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.”
Once the Supreme Court ruled that the insurance mandate was a tax, that meant the bill violated this section of the Constitution. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Matt Sissel by Pacific Legal Foundation, contends that the bill that became known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act originated in the US Senate and not the House, as required by the Constitution. They claim that Sen. Harry Reid used procedural gimmicks to launch the bill and therefore Obamacare violates the Origination Clause.
Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. I can't imagine anything that would PO the dems any more than to lose the entire law due to a technicality. Especially after they rammed it through and told us we'd have to pass it to know what's in it. I especially want to see Dingy Harry and Nana Pelosi rant away after it's been over turned.