Skip to comments.Pennsylvania Judge Says Obamacare Unconstitutional
Posted on 09/13/2011 3:57:05 PM PDT by Miami Vice
U.S. District Judge Christopher C. Conner declared that Congress exceeded its authority in passing a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
The condition he declared unconstitutional was the mandate requiring American citizens to purchase health insurance.
Conner's opinion was published today in the case of Goudy-Bachman v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 10-cv-763, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania.
"Congress's authority under the Commerce Clause ...
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"Without judicially enforceable limits," Conner wrote in his 52-page opinion, "the constitutional blessing of the minimum coverage provision, codified at 26 U.S.C. § 5000A, would effectively sanction Congress's exercise of police power under the auspices of the Commerce Clause, jeopardizing the integrity of our dual sovereignty structure."
This is a BFD.
We’re working our butts off here in the Keystone State..bare with us America.
So the VA case advances, the Vinson ruling out of FL advances, and now the PA case takes a step.
WH attorneys are going to be busy defending the indefensible.
Wikipedia entry in part:
Christopher C. Conner (born 1957) is a United States federal judge.
Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Conner received a B.A. from Cornell University in 1979 and a J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law in 1982. He was in private practice in Pennsylvania from 1982 to 2002, and was an adjunct professor at the Widener University School of Law in 2000.
On February 28, 2002, Conner was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania vacated by Sylvia H. Rambo. Conner was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 26, 2002, and received his commission on July 29, 2002.
On September 13, 2011, Conner ruled the individual insurance mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as “Obamacare”) as unconstitutional saying, in part, The federal government is one of limited enumerated powers, and Congresss efforts to remedy the ailing health care and health insurance markets must fit squarely within the boundaries of those powers.
We have 'em waaaay outnumbered and we're pissed.
Kudos to this judge !
It'd be great if the Game Commission would issue early-season 'panther' tags to go along with our big game licenses.
A few thousand .06s etc could invade Philly for a change, instead of the usual other way around, and drop Ø's poll thugs in their tracks.
Tying the pieces of shite to the hood of the truck would be optional.
As I said on another similar thread, I served on jury duty under Judge Connor in Harrisburg, and he’s very fair and thoughtful. Glad to see this.
What will Anthony Kennedy decide?
Now if one of these judges would not only declare it unconstitutional, but issue an injunction forbidding any actions or expenditures by the Federal government or any state government to implement it, we might really be getting somewhere.
Thank you Judge Conner.
That is exactly what is needed. There is no need in any expenditures on this nightmare, a waste of money, as I believe it will be held unconstitutional by the Supreme Ct.
Glad to hear this...
Just like the ban on open homosexuality in the military was declared unconstitutional.