President Obama sued in Lubbock over health care reforms - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

President Obama sued in Lubbock over health care reforms

Arthur Enloe (left), photo from Myspace, and Van Irion (right), photo from libertylegalfoundation.com Arthur Enloe (left), photo from Myspace, and Van Irion (right), photo from libertylegalfoundation.com
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

A Slaton man is among four people who sued President Barack Obama and other government officials on Friday to stop implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  Arthur Enloe and other members of a Knoxville Tennessee-based group called the Liberty Legal Foundation filed the lawsuit in Lubbock federal court. 

Why Lubbock?  "Because Lubbock is the most Constitution-following town we could find," says lead attorney Van Irion. 

Defendants include the President, along with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.  

The lawsuit seeks to have judge Sam Cummings of Lubbock rule that the health care act is unconstitutional. 

One of the more controversial portions of the act is a mandate that all individuals maintain insurance or pay a fine.  The lawsuit claims that such a provision is both unenforceable and a violation of the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. 

Four similar lawsuits have made national news.  In two cases judges ruled in favor of the Obama Administration; in the other two, judges ruled against the Administration. 

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