A lawsuit filed against the healthcare bill the same day it was signed into law will result in a hearing in Lynchburg, Virginia, federal court today, following rulings from courts in Virginia and Florida that have denied the federal government's motion to dismiss similar grievances against the act.
Liberty Counsel, representing Liberty University and five other clients, filed the first lawsuit against so-called "ObamaCare" on March 23, the same day President Obama signed the measure into law. Since then, the federal government has asked the court to dismiss the case, saying there is no basis for it.
But Liberty Counsel founder Mat Staver plans to tell the court that Congress has no authority to mandate that everyone purchase health insurance. However, if the courts say the government does have that right, Staver warns about the power that could give Congress in the future...