States file brief in ObamaCare challenge

Jessica M. Karmasek May 6, 2011, 3:20am


ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) - Twenty-six states have filed a brief that urges a federal appeals court to strike down President Barack Obama's federal health care law as unconstitutional.

"The individual mandate poses a significant threat to individual liberty," Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said in a statement. "By requiring all Americans to purchase health insurance, Congress is violating the U.S. Constitution. The federal government simply does not -- and cannot -- have that power."

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