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COONS, et al. v GEITHNER, et al. - 1 - COMPLAINT - Gov.uscourts.azd.544151.1.0

COONS, et al. v GEITHNER, et al. - 1 - COMPLAINT - Gov.uscourts.azd.544151.1.0

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08/12/2010 1 COMPLAINT. Filing fee received: $ 350.00, receipt number 0970-4221875, filed by Kirk Adams, Carolyn Allen, Sylvia Allen, Cecil Ash, Nancy Barto, Andrew Biggs, Judy Burges, Nick Coons, Steve Court, Jeff Flake, Trent Franks, Ron Gould, David Gowan, Chuck Gray, Linda Gray, Jack Harper, Laurin Hendrix, Russell Jones, John Kavanagh, Lucy Mason, Steve Montenegro, Rick Murphy, John Nelson, Warde V Nichols, Carl Seel, John Shadegg, David Stevens, Andrew Tobin, Janson T Vogt, James Weiers, Jerry Weiers, Kimberly Yee. (Submitted by Cohen, Diane).(HLA) ***CORRECTION - Docket has been modified to correct pla name from (Wade V Nichols) to (Warde V Nichols) on 8/16/2010 (MHU).*** (Entered: 08/12/2010)
08/12/2010 1 COMPLAINT. Filing fee received: $ 350.00, receipt number 0970-4221875, filed by Kirk Adams, Carolyn Allen, Sylvia Allen, Cecil Ash, Nancy Barto, Andrew Biggs, Judy Burges, Nick Coons, Steve Court, Jeff Flake, Trent Franks, Ron Gould, David Gowan, Chuck Gray, Linda Gray, Jack Harper, Laurin Hendrix, Russell Jones, John Kavanagh, Lucy Mason, Steve Montenegro, Rick Murphy, John Nelson, Warde V Nichols, Carl Seel, John Shadegg, David Stevens, Andrew Tobin, Janson T Vogt, James Weiers, Jerry Weiers, Kimberly Yee. (Submitted by Cohen, Diane).(HLA) ***CORRECTION - Docket has been modified to correct pla name from (Wade V Nichols) to (Warde V Nichols) on 8/16/2010 (MHU).*** (Entered: 08/12/2010)

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SCHARF-NORTON CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL LITIGATIONGOLDWATER INSTITUTE
Clint Bolick (Ariz. Bar No. 021684)Diane S. Cohen (Ariz. Bar No. 027791)Nicholas C. Dranias (Ariz. Bar No. 330033)Gustavo E. Schneider (Ariz. Bar No. 027213)500 E. Coronado RoadPhoenix, AZ 85004P: (602) 462-5000 / F: (602) 256-7045CBolick@GoldwaterInstitute.orgDCohen@GoldwaterInstitute.orgNDranias@GoldwaterInstitute.orgGSchneider@GoldwaterInstitute.org
 Attorneys for Plaintiffs
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA
Nick Coons; U.S. Representatives Jeff )Flake; Trent Franks; and John Shadegg; )Speaker of the Arizona House of ) Civil Action No. ______________Representatives Kirk Adams; Arizona )Senators Carolyn Allen; Sylvia Allen; Ron )Gould; Chuck Gray; Linda Gray; Jack )Harper; and John Nelson; Arizona )Representatives Cecil Ash; Nancy Barto; )Andrew Biggs; Judy Burges; Steve Court; )
CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT
 David Gowan; Laurin Hendrix; Russell )
FOR DECLARATORY AND
 Jones; John Kavanagh; Lucy Mason; )
INJUNCTIVE RELIEF
 Steve Montenegro; Rick Murphy; )Warde V. Nichols; Carl Seel; David )Stevens; Andrew Tobin; Janson T. Vogt; )James Weiers; Jerry Weiers; and Kimberly )Yee, ))Plaintiffs, )v. )
 
)
 
Timothy Geithner, in his official capacity as )Secretary of the United States Department )
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of the Treasury; Kathleen Sebelius, in her )official capacity as Secretary of the United )States Department of Health and Human )Services; Eric Holder, Jr., in his official )capacity as Attorney General of the United )States; and Barack Hussein Obama, in his )official capacity as President of the )United States, ))Defendants. )Plaintiffs Nick Coons; U.S. Representatives Jeff Flake, Trent Franks andJohn Shadegg; Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives Kirk Adams;Arizona Senators Carolyn Allen, Sylvia Allen, Ron Gould, Chuck Gray, LindaGray, Jack Harper and John Nelson; Arizona Representatives Cecil Ash, NancyBarto, Andrew Biggs, Judy Burges, Steve Court, David Gowan, Laurin Hendrix,Russell Jones, John Kavanagh, Debbie Lesko, Lucy Mason, Steve Montenegro,Rick Murphy, Warde V. Nichols, Carl Seel, David Stevens, Andrew Tobin,Janson T. Vogt, James Weiers, Jerry Weiers and Kimberly Yee (collectively
“Plaintiffs”), by and through their undersigned counsel, bring this Complaint
against the above-named Defendants, their employees, agents and successors inoffice. In support of this Complaint, Plaintiffs allege the following uponinformation and belief:
 INTRODUCTION
1. The federal government does not have the constitutional power tomandate that Plaintiff Nick Coons and other American citizens purchase health
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insurance, much less surrender their medical privacy and autonomy, as a conditionof living in the United States. Further, it is a violation of the letter and spirit of theUnited States Constitution to burden the legislative voting powers of Arizona statelegislators, including Plaintiffs Adams, C. Allen, S. Allen, Gould, C. Gray, L.Gray, Harper, Nelson; Ash, Barto, Biggs, Burges, Court, Gowan, Hendrix, Jones,Kavanagh, Lesko, Mason, Montenegro, Murphy, Nichols, Seel, Stevens, Tobin,Vogt, Ja. Weiers, Je. Weiers, and Yee
(“State Legislator Plaintiffs”), to coerce
implementation of federal health care regulations. Moreover, Congress has noconstitutional power to delegate nearly unlimited legislative power to any federalexecutive branch agency, much less to entrench health care regulations againstreview, debate, revision or repeal by Plaintiffs Jeff Flake, Trent Franks and JohnShadegg or any other elected U.S. Representative or Senator.Such federal overreaching must be rejected if the principles of limitedgovernment and the separation of powers established by the United StatesConstitution mean anything.2. Accordingly, Plaintiffs request a declaration by this Court that thefederal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (
“the
Act
), H.R. 3590and H.R. 4872, both facially and as applied to them, violates the United StatesConstitution.
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