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Amicus Brief in Support of Virginia - Cuccinelli Lawsuit Against Obama Care - Fourth Circuit

Amicus Brief in Support of Virginia - Cuccinelli Lawsuit Against Obama Care - Fourth Circuit

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Nos. 11-1057 & 11-1058IN THE UNITED STATESCOURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA,
ex rel.
Kenneth T. Cuccinelli, II, in hisOfficial Capacity as Attorney General of Virginia.
Plaintiff-Appellee/Cross-Appellant 
,v.KATHLEEN SEBELIUS,Secretary of the Department of Healthand Human Services, in her Official Capacity,
Defendant-Appellant/Cross-Appellee
.
On Appeal from the United States District Courtfor the Eastern District of VirginiaBRIEF OF ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN PHYSICIANS ANDSURGEONS, INC., JANIS CHESTER, M.D., MARK J. HAUSER, M.D.,GUENTER L. SPANKNEBEL, M.D., AND GRAHAM L. SPRUIELL,M.D., AS
AMICI CURIAE 
IN SUPPORT OF APPELLEE/CROSS-APPELLANT
DAVID P. FELSHER ANDREW L. SCHLAFLY488 Madison Avenue 939 Old Chester Rd.New York, NY 10022 Far Hills, NJ 07931(212) 308-8505 (908) 719-8608(212) 308-8582 (fax) (908) 934-9207 (fax)April 4, 2011 Attorneys for
Amici Curiae
 
 
UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUITDISCLOSURE OF CORPORATE AFFILIATIONS AND OTHER INTERESTSOnly one form needs to be completed for a party even if the party is represented by more thanone attorney. Disclosures must be filed on behalf of all parties to a civil, agency, bankruptcy ormandamus case. Corporate defendants in a criminal or post-conviction case and corporate amicicuriae are required to file disclosure statements. Counsel has a continuing duty to update thisinformation.
_______ Caption: __________________________________________________No.
Pursuant to FRAP 26.1 and Local Rule 26.1,______________________ who is _______________________, makes the following disclosure:(name of party/amicus) (appellant/appellee/amicus)1. Is party/amicus a publicly held corporation or other publicly held entity? YES NO2. Does party/amicus have any parent corporations? YES NOIf yes, identify all parent corporations, including grandparent and great-grandparentcorporations:3. Is 10% or more of the stock of a party/amicus owned by a publicly held corporation orother publicly held entity? YES NOIf yes, identify all such owners:4. Is there any other publicly held corporation or other publicly held entity that has a directfinancial interest in the outcome of the litigation (Local Rule 26.1(b))? YES NOIf yes, identify entity and nature of interest:5. Is party a trade association? (amici curiae do not complete this question) YES NOIf yes, identify any publicly held member whose stock or equity value could be affectedsubstantially by the outcome of the proceeding or whose claims the trade association ispursuing in a representative capacity, or state that there is no such member:6. Does this case arise out of a bankruptcy proceeding? YES NO
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
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I certify that on _________________ the foregoing document was served on all parties or theircounsel of record through the CM/ECF system if they are registered users or, if they are not, byserving a true and correct copy at the addresses listed below:_______________________________ ________________________(signature) (date)
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Corporate Disclosure Statement .................................................................... iiTable of Contents ............................................................................................ iiiTable of Authorities ........................................................................................ ivInterests o
Amici Curiae ................................................................................
1Preliminary Statement ................................................................................... 4Summary of Argument.................................................................................... 7Argument ......................................................................................................... 8I. Section 1501 is Unconstitutional ........................................................... 8A. Section 1501 is Not Based on Congress’ Power to RegulateCommerce ................................................................................................. 91. The individual mandate involves no commerce .................... 102. Courts may not rely on Section 1501’s “findings” to establishCongressional power under the Commerce Clause ............... 13B. Congress May Not Violate Constitutional Constraints .................. 151. Section 1501 may not be enacted and amendedsimultaneously ......................................................................... 162. Congress may not invade a patients privacy ......................... 20II. ACA is Unconstitutional Because Section 1501 Is Not Severable ...... 24Conclusion ...................................................................................................... 28Certificate of Compliance .............................................................................. 29Certificate of Service ..................................................................................... 30

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