Jay Sekulow

Faith & Justice


Jay Sekulow: ACLJ Readies for ObamaCare Battle at Supreme Court

posted by Jay Sekulow

This is a move that we clearly expected. The Supreme Court of the United States today agreed to hear several ObamaCare challenges – putting the issue of the constitutionality of the flawed law front-and-center with a decision by the high court just months before the November 2012 elections.

This is the day we have been waiting for. It was clear that ObamaCare would ultimately be decided by the high court when it was signed into law nearly 20 months ago. By taking these cases, the high court can bring clarity and end the confusion about a law that most Americans have consistently opposed. We have argued from the beginning that ObamaCare – including the individual mandate – is unconstitutional. We will be representing more than 100 members of Congress and tens of thousands of Americans in our amicus brief urging the high court to reject this flawed health care law. It’s our hope that the high court will reach the conclusion that the individual mandate, which forces Americans to purchase insurance, violates the constitution and that the entire health care law cannot be implemented.

As you may recall, just weeks ago, we filed an amicus brief with the high court urging the Justices to take the Florida case. We urged the high court to tackle the individual mandate question, calling it a “matter of national importance.” The brief argued that “even though the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit correctly held that the individual mandate is unconstitutional, it wrongly severed only the individual mandate from the ACA.” Further, the brief contended: “The individual mandate, by the Federal Government’s own admission, is the essential component of the ACA. Should this Court also rule the individual mandate unconstitutional, it should decide to what extent (if any) the individual mandate can be severed from the rest of the ACA.”

In that brief, we represented 105 members of Congress and thousands of Americans. We’re now preparing a new amicus brief to file with the Supreme Court in the cases granted today. With a decision by the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of ObamaCare now just months away, we will adding more members of Congress and concerned Americans to our amicus brief.

In its own lawsuit challenging ObamaCare, we will file our Petition for Writ of Certiorari with the Supreme Court within the next few weeks appealing last week’s decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, which failed to reinstate its federal lawsuit and disagreed with the our argument that the individual mandate violates the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Here’s what’s clear – most Americans oppose the health care law. They have since it was passed more than a year-and-a-half ago. Now that the pro-abortion, government-run law is before the Supreme Court, we want to hear from you. It’s now more important than ever for you to voice your opposition to this flawed health care law.

Take a moment and add your name to our amicus brief that we will be filing with the Supreme Court. Yes, we’re representing more than 100 members of Congress, but we want tens of thousands of Americans to sign on too. This is critically important. Tell the Supreme Court – ObamaCare is not only the wrong prescription for America, it’s unconstitutional as well.

Add your name here

We expect oral arguments in these ObamaCare challenges to occur in the spring, with a decision by the high court before the end of its term this summer – just month’s before the November election.

Jay Sekulow

 



Previous Posts

Jay Sekulow: Will the State Department finally speak out for Pastor Saeed Abedini?
Last Friday’s standing-room only hearing before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission was among the most dramatic I’ve witnessed.  There was outrage – outrage not just from me as I declared the State Department “AWOL” in our quest to free an American Pastor, Saeed Abedini -- a U.S. citiz

posted 11:50:49am Mar. 19, 2013 | read full post »

Jay Sekulow: Help Us Tell the Story of American Pastor Saeed, Imprisoned in Iran
One of the most important things we can do is keep the story of Pastor Saeed Abedini in the spotlight. This U.S. citizen is facing eight years in a deadly Iranian prison, convicted for his Christian faith. We know that the situation he faces gets worse day by day. He remains cut-off from speaking

posted 3:30:16pm Feb. 06, 2013 | read full post »

Jay Sekulow: American Pastor Saeed Barred From His Trial in Iran
It's unlike any judicial system in the world. On Monday, American Pastor Saeed Abedini went to court in Iran with his attorney to address charges of attempting to undermine the Iranian government. The real problem: he converted from Islam to Christianity 13 years ago and started working with house-c

posted 11:13:19am Jan. 24, 2013 | read full post »

Jay Sekulow: American Pastor to Face Trial in Iranian Prison
An American Pastor is being held in Iran’s most notorious prison – Pastor Saeed, a U.S. citizen, has been told that he “will hang” because of his Christian faith. And, now the Iranian government has put this case on the fast track – and scheduled a trial that’s just days away. After s

posted 3:11:54pm Jan. 15, 2013 | read full post »

Jay Sekulow: HHS Fines for Challenging Mandate? Not So Fast
We are on the front lines when it comes to challenging the HHS mandate which requires employers to provide health insurance for employees that include paying for abortion-producing drugs - or face still penalties including significant fines. To date, we have secured injunctions – putting the ma

posted 11:47:06am Jan. 09, 2013 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.