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Can a constitutional challange be class action?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by StarShip2100, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. StarShip2100

    StarShip2100 Futurist

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    Can you hold a class action suite for the violation of rights? And do we not have standing over being forced to buy something as soon as this bill is signed?
     
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    hamster NRA Life Member

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    I doubt it would work. We've been forced to buy public schools for years.

    "The Constitution has either authorized the tyranny we see today, or it has been powerless to stop it" - Lysander Spooner (Paraphrase)
     
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  3. Z71bill

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    I think part of the catch is state vs federal

    A state could require you to buy insurance

    Not sure it is clear if the federal gov can mandate you to buy it.

    But

    Think about this - the gov can draft you and make you go to war where you may be killed. How does this compare to making you pay a fine if you don't buy insurance?

    Like so many other things - it depends. :dunno:
     
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  4. Thx-1138

    Thx-1138 NRA Member

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    IIRC, there's not a state in the union that requires you to purchase insurance of any kind, or indeed, any product of any kind, save state-issued identification.

    You might be required to have auto insurance if you want to exercise the privilege to drive on public streets, but there is no absolute requirement to have insurance.
     
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    Z71bill

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    Massachusetts does as part of Romney care.