Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:49 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:49:38 GMT
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus (VPC) in Moultrie. RepresentativesMore >>
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie.More >>
News release from the Senators-
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today announced they have joined several of their Republican colleagues in co-signing an amicus brief supporting a court challenge against the terribly flawed health care law.
The federal court challenge, which focuses on the constitutional concerns over the individual mandate in the new health care law, has been brought by numerous states, the National Federation of Independent Business and individual citizens.
"Never before has Congress passed a mandate ordering citizens to purchase a product," said Chambliss. "There are several questions surrounding the constitutionality of fining Americans for not buying insurance. There's something inherently un-American about that."
"The individual mandate requiring individuals to purchase health insurance is unprecedented, and it is just one of the reasons I voted against the health care bill," said Isakson. "It is rightfully being challenged."
The brief makes two points. First, it asserts that the individual mandate in the new health care law is an unprecedented and unauthorized extension by Congress of its authority to "regulate Commerce..among the several States…"
For the first time, Congress is mandating that its citizens purchase a particular product, and would allow the federal government to punish those who make a different choice.
Secondly, the brief argues that if the individual mandate is deemed constitutional, there will no longer be any meaningful limit on Congress' power to regulate its citizens under the Commerce Clause.
Congress' specific power under that clause will be transformed into a general police power, all but eliminating the constitutional distinction between federal and state regulatory authority in our federal union.