|February 27, 2012
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and the 25 other states challenging the federal health care act today filed a reply brief with the United States Supreme Court arguing that the Anti-Injunction Act does not bar the Court from considering the States' challenge to the individual mandate.
“The Anti-Injunction Act does not bar the Court from considering the challenge to the individual mandate because the Act imposes a 'penalty' on those who fail to get coverage, not a 'tax',” stated Attorney General Pam Bondi. “The federal government severely undermines its claim that Congress can impose the mandate under its taxation powers.”
The federal government also filed its reply brief on the Anti-Injunction Act issue today, and the Court appointed Amicus Curiae will file its reply brief on March 12.
To view the brief, please click here: http://myfloridalegal.com/webfiles.nsf/WF/MMFD-8RVT69/$file/rbStatesAntiInjunctionAct.pdf