…In another brief filed in support of the states the same day, limited government advocacy group New Civil Liberties Alliance argued that Congress cannot purchase states’ sovereign taxation power. The group also repeated the states’ argument that the mandate unconstitutionally commandeers state officials. The mandate is Congress’ “boldest power grab in recent history,” Margaret Little, senior litigation counsel for NCLA, said in a statement to Law360 on Wednesday. She also said court decisions in favor of the states are positive steps forward.

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