Health Care Lawsuit Filed

August 12, 2010


Goldwater Institute Files Lawsuit Against Federal Health Care Bill

Legal challenge seeks to protect health care freedom and preserve constitutional checks and balances

PHOENIX – The Goldwater Institute filed a lawsuit today to strike down the 2010 federal health care reforms as a fundamental attack on individual freedom and the rights guaranteed to all Americans by the U.S. Constitution.

The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Phoenix is a private challenge to the health care bill championed by President Barack Obama. Arizona and 21 other states are pursuing public lawsuits against the federal law, based in large part on preserving their traditional authority to regulate health insurance. This new lawsuit, known as Coons v. Geithner, argues the federal health care bill exceeds the powers of Congress, violates individual rights, interferes with the authority of states, and violates the separation of powers by setting up a new bureaucracy without meaningful congressional oversight or judicial review.

“This lawsuit is our effort to bring down one of the most sweeping invasions of individual liberty and state sovereignty in American history,” said Clint Bolick, litigation director for the Goldwater Institute. “The federal health care bill is a sledgehammer to solve a problem that needs the precision of a scalpel. This is the most overbearing and intrusive way possible to try to address America’s rising health care costs.” [Read more]

Saving Our Secret Ballot

August 12, 2010

The AZ Republic called it “anti-union”  and Democrats refused to argue the merits of “card check”.

Opposing workers’  rights to a secret ballot is hard to defend at best – and blatant cow-towing to the unions at worst.  But that’s exactly what all but two Democrats did.

Despite the drama and thanks to quick action by the Governor – for calling the Special Session – voters will be assured the opportunity to vote to Save Our Secret Ballot.  The timing to get it done was critical to getting it on the November ballot.

What is Card Check? [Read more]