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Christie relishing on Jersey’s “free ride” on ObamaCare suit

In Politics Watch on 02/2011 at 11:12 AM

“There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is getting a free ride on other states’ coattails. Christie noted that he has joined other Republican governors in efforts to fast-track decisions on court rulings against the healthcare law.” (CNS News) More > …

NJ Governor Chris Christie (R)

ObamaCare law la la la: Elite profs sticking their fingers in their ears (WSJ)

In Politics Watch on 02/2011 at 3:08 PM

Let’s just hope the Supremes hear this case soon, and that Reagan’s 100-year anniversary will have good mojo on the case. What really scares me is the Obama Administration’s unwillingness to follow the will of the judge in the Florida ruling and halt implementation of this act. That should scare everyone. This is an administration that, like the two professors here, clearly thinks it knows what is best for all of us, and has the right to take the law into its own hands. They were even recently ruled in contempt for the New Orleans oil-drilling case! What do the professors feel about this pattern of lawlessness? Should every person that breaks the law get to decide whether they take their punishment? More > …

Sebelius considering waivers to entire states?

In Politics Watch on 02/2011 at 11:54 AM

“In response to states who have requested ‘waivers’ from some of the healthcare law’s requirements, Secretary Sebelius responded: ‘I continue to review what authority, if any, I have to waive the maintenance of effort under current law.”’ (Breitbart) More > …

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54% say states should have the right to opt out of health care law

In Breaking, ObamaCare on 02/2011 at 11:25 AM

“A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 39% of Likely U.S. Voters at least somewhat favor a federal law that requires every American to buy or obtain health insurance, while 58% at least somewhat oppose such a requirement.” (Rasmussen) More > …

Ohio AG: Supremes should expedite Florida ObamaCare case

In Politics Watch on 02/2011 at 10:53 AM

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine appears on Fox to discuss the likelihood that the Supreme Court will expedite the Florida ruling that found ObamaCare unconstitutional. (YouTube) More > …

Ohio AG Mike DeWine on the record with Greta Van Susteren

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Texas AG: Feds playing delay game on ObamaCare ruling

In Politics Watch on 02/2011 at 10:53 AM

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott appears on Fox to discuss the Florida ruling by Judge Vinson on ObamaCare. He says that government lawyers are now playing a legal delay game that adversely affects the country. (YouTube) More > …

Texas AG Mike Abbott (R) on the record w/ Greta Van Susteren

It all comes down to Justice Kennedy

In Politics Watch on 02/2011 at 11:25 AM

“Today’s [Supreme] court is now divided more or less evenly between those who think the Constitution means something, and those who believe it can mean more or less anything they want it to mean. In between these two groups sits Justice Kennedy, who has a record of respect for the constitution save for those cases where it might really annoy the New York Times” (Wall Street Journal) More > …

Judges will hear the Health Care Law appeal in mid-May

In Politics Watch on 01/2011 at 10:00 AM

This meaning that the Supreme Court could have the Virginia case, likely combined with a larger suit involving most of the 50 states, by this fall. (Fox News) More > …

Florida Judge Likely To Rule Against Individual Mandate In Multi-State ObamaCare Lawsuit

In Breaking, ObamaCare on 01/2011 at 9:36 AM

Big question is whether judge rules that entire law can be thrown out

Published on January 28, 2011 

by Brent Baldwin

(OfficialWire)

WASHINGTON, DC

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Federal Judge Roger Vinson is expected to rule on the multi-state lawsuit against ObamaCare on Monday, Jan. 31 in Florida. Many observers believe that Judge Vinson, a senior judge appointed President Ronald Reagan, is likely to rule against the individual mandate requirement in the law. 

Last December, Vinson said that it would be “a giant leap” for the Supreme Court to accept the Obama Administration’s defense of this central provision.

As to the plaintiffs’ secondary issue, whether the law violates state sovereignty by imposing a huge expansion of Medicaid, the outcome is less certain. Vinson has noted in past hearings that states can opt out of Medicaid, as cash-strapped states like Texas have considered, but plaintiff attorneys for the states argue that is impossible for most.

The biggest question is the issue of severability: Will Vinson be receptive to the argument that the entire health care law should be thrown out should the individual mandate be ruled unconstitutional? If so, his decision would differ from the federal judge in Richmond, Va., who found the mandate unconstitutional but did not rule on the issue of severability.

Something of a clue: In the past, Vinson has said the act was analogous to “a watch with interlocking and interdependent wheels.”

Ever since the November elections, the number of plaintiffs in the lawsuit has swollen to represent over half the states in the country, with 26 state attorneys general involved. Whatever Judge Vinson’s ruling, most everyone agrees that the case will ultimately be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, where it could become a landmark Constitutional case.

For those interested in following breaking news on the case: The web’s most updated sites regarding all news matters relating to the Affordable Care Act can be found at ObamaCare411 and 21statelawsuit, which will be covering the latest legal announcements with up-to-the-hour postings and commentary.

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Is your state on the list? Over half the states are now suing ObamaCare

In Breaking, How It Affects You, ObamaCare on 01/2011 at 1:33 PM

Florida AG Pam Bondi filed today for six more states to join the Florida lawsuit. If your state is not on the list, call your representative. This is what the November elections were all about. Read more > …

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