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SEN. TOM COBURN: King v. Burwell Ruling Reveals There Is “No Longer Any Balance of Power in the Federal Government”

PURCELLVILLE, Va., June 25, 2015 – The Convention of States Project denounces today’s Supreme Court ruling in King v. Burwell that proves once again the people don’t stand a chance against the ruling elite in Washington, D.C. Worse yet, the Court’s decision to ignore the law-as-written sets a precedent that completely strips Congress of its role in the legislative process and destroys the balance of power within the federal government. 

“Today's Supreme Court decision, King v. Burwell, was revolutionary in that it completely denuded the role of Congress in the future,” said former U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, who recently joined the Convention of States Project as a Senior Advisor. “One ruling has revealed there is absolutely no longer any balance of power in the federal government as our Founders intended.”

Mark Meckler, President of Citizens for Self-Governance and co-founder of the Convention of States Project, had equally strong words for the highest court in the land. “The law is dead. Long live the King—in this case, the Supreme Court. Once again, the Supreme Court has, by its own admission, substituted its own opinion for the plain text of the law. Either laws mean what they say or they don’t, and the Roberts court has decided that the so-called ‘intent’ of a law is more germane to its interpretation that actual acts of Congress.”

“Beyond propping up a failing health care law doing grave damage to millions of American individuals and businesses, this decision is deeply troubling to those who care about the Constitution and the rule of law,” Meckler continued. “We have reached a point of fundamental Constitutional crisis, and the American people know it, better than the Court itself.”

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