Monday, January 31, 2011

Breaking News: Obamacare ruled unconstitutional

The San Francisco Examiner and the New York Times report that Judge Roger Vinson of the United States District Court for Northern Florida has ruled the entire Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, because the provision to require individual purchase of health insurance is unconstitutional, and cannot be severed from the rest of the Act, according to reporters who have seen the decision. Judge Vinson rejected the claim that the states were "commandeered" to implement the Act, stating that however impractical to notion may be, the states could opt out of Medicare.

This is a victory for the 26 state Attorneys General who filed the suit; however, it is certain to be appealed by the Obama Administration.

The full text of the decision is not yet available.

1 comment:

Chris Taus said...

The momentum is slowly building; it may take a while longer, but our country will see the return of constitutional rule of law!