can I sue congress if they shut down the govt?
Well, actually, 'yes' you could file a suit. If you could find a lawyer willing to do it for you or you could do it yorusel. Your case would be dismissed. Waste of time for all concerned. No point made or taken.
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Personal Injury Lawyer
Yes, call Hadley V. Baxendale. He is an expert at this.
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Constitutional Law Attorney
Can you plausibly state a claim for relief against Congress should the Government's non-essential services shut down as a result of the Senate failing to concur in the House Concurrent Resolution?
There is little apparent likelihood that you could do so.
The essence of a claim is personalized injury, unique to an individual. In the case of Government shut down resulting from the Senate failing to pass the House's concurrent resolution, it is hard to picture how you would be hurt differently than lots, many, most or all other Americans. Absent that individualized harm, you would not be able to complain of loss.
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Criminal Defense Attorney
You cannot sue Congress without the consent of Congress. Don't waste your time. Vote!
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