Back in April, I posted something about a lawsuit in Mississippi that was challenging ObamaCare on privacy grounds. It seems that a second lawsuit has been filed also arguing that the legislation violates the right to privacy. Thomas Mitchell, Editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal wrote an opinion piece that cites a lawsuit in Nevada that makes similar arguments to the Mississippi lawsuit — that Congress would essentially be mandating that people reveal their most sensitive medical information, etc. Mitchell writes:
The lawsuit was filed by Independent American Party attorney general candidate Joel Hansen on behalf of his political party, the groups People v. U.S. and Nevada Eagle Forum, as well a number of individual political activists. The plaintiffs include the president, the United States of America, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and several ranking government officials.
It will be interesting to see how the courts respond to this argument.
Cross-posted from PHIprivacy.net