Can I sue congress for shutting down govt?

Asked 11 months ago - Stamford, CT

can I sue congress if they shut down the govt?

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  1. George W Boath JR

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    Answered . Yes, call Hadley V. Baxendale. He is an expert at this.

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  2. Rixon Charles Rafter III

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    Answered . No.

    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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  3. Michael R Denison

    Contributor Level 9

    Answered . You cannot sue Congress without the consent of Congress. Don't waste your time. Vote!

    This answer must be construed as commenting on general legal principles only. No attorney client relationship... more
  4. James M Henderson Sr.

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    Answered . 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.

    This answer is not a substitute for consulting with and retaining the services of an attorney for your legal needs.... more

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