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"The act would leave more constitutional damage in its wake than any other statute in its history," David Rivkin, an attorney for the states, told a federal judge hearing that case on Dec. 16.

The likely final stop for these legal challenges: the Supreme Court.

But King and other conservative lawmakers in Congress are hoping for legislative stopgaps while the suits slowly make their way trough the legal system.

Edward Lee Pitts
Edward Lee Pitts

Lee teaches journalism at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, and is the associate dean of the World Journalism Institute.

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