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Mark Levin - Landmark Legal Obamacare Brief (Filed)

Mark Levin - Landmark Legal Obamacare Brief (Filed)

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"THE PPACA’S INDIVIDUAL INSURANCE MANDATE IS AN UNPRECEDENTED AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL POLICE POWER IMPERMISSIBLE UNDER EITHER THE
COMMERCE CLAUSE OR THE NECESSARY AND PROPER." CLAUSE.........................................................
"THE PPACA’S INDIVIDUAL INSURANCE MANDATE IS AN UNPRECEDENTED AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL POLICE POWER IMPERMISSIBLE UNDER EITHER THE
COMMERCE CLAUSE OR THE NECESSARY AND PROPER." CLAUSE.........................................................

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 Nos. 11-11021 & 11-11067
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALSFOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT
 _______________________ STATE OF FLORIDA, by and through Attorney General Pam Bondi, et al.,Plaintiffs-Appellees/Cross-Appellants,v.UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, et al.Defendants-Appellants/Cross-Appellees. ____________________ ON APPEAL FROM THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA ____________________ 
BRIEF FOR AMICUS CURIAE LANDMARK LEGAL FOUNDATIONIN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFS-APPELLEES URGING AFFIRMANCE
 _____________________ MARK R. LEVIN RICHARD P. HUTCHISON
MICHAEL J. O’NEILL
Landmark Legal FoundationMATTHEW C. FORYS 3100 BroadwayLandmark Legal Foundation Suite 121019415 Deerfield Ave , Suite 312 Kansas City, MO 64111Leesburg, VA 20176 816-931-1175(703) 554-6100 816-931-1115 (Facsimile)(703) 554-6119 (facsimile)ATTORNEYS FOR AMICUS CURIAE
 
 
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Table of Contents…………………………… iCertificate of Interested Parties and Corporate Disclosure Statement . . ivTable of Authorities………………………vStatement of Interest Amicus Curiae Interest....................................... viiiIntroduction and Summary of Argument……………………........... 1Argument3I. THE PPACA’S INDIVIDUAL INSURANCE MANDATE ISAN UNPRECEDENTED AND UNCONSTITUTIONALPOLICE POWER IMPERMISSIBLE UNDER EITHER THECOMMERCE CLAUSE OR THE NECESSARY ANDPROPER CLAUSE......................................................... 3A. The Commerce Clause and Necessary and ProperClause in Historical Perspective........................... 3B. The District Court Correctly Applied
Gibbons v. Ogden
.. 6C. The Supreme Court's Modern JurisprudenceDoes Not Sustain The Individual Mandate............ 81. The Individual Mandate Cannot SurviveCommerce Clause Scrutiny......................... 9a. Inactivity is
not 
activity..................... 9
 
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b. The decision to forego insuranceconstitutes inactivity......................... 102. The Individual Mandate Is Not Saved ByThe Necessary And Proper Clause............... 10a. The Necessary And Proper Clause IsRestrained........................................... 10b.
United States v. Comstock 
ReaffirmsLimits On Necessary And Proper Clause. 12D. The Individual Mandate Is An UnconstitutionalNational Police Power........................................... 14II. SECTION 5000A OF THE PPACA ESTABLISHES ANUNCONSTITUTIONAL TAX.......................................... 17A. The Penalty Provision Is Not A ConstitutionalExcise Tax............................................................. 18B. The Penalty Provision Is Not A ConstitutionalIncome Tax............................................................. 22C. The Penalty Provision Is Readily DistinguishableFrom The Social Security Act................................ 24

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Hey Newt, Mark Levin knew Reagan well and he has a great grasp of the "individual mandate" issue and the unconstitutionality of Obamacare. Too bad you weren't paying attention. Exit stage LEFT. Grab Romneycare Mitt and take him with you.
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Excellent analysis on the key constitutional issues, by the best, Mark Levin and Landmark Legal. Be INFORMED! Get some!
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THE PPACA’S (Obamacare) INDIVIDUAL INSURANCE MANDATE ISAN UNPRECEDENTED AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL POLICE POWER IMPERMISSIBLE UNDER EITHER THE COMMERCE CLAUSE OR THE NECESSARY AND PROPER CLAUSE.........................................................
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