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Judge in Va. strikes down federal health care law
Ap/YahooNews ^ | 12/13/10 | Larry O'Dell

Posted on 12/13/2010 9:51:11 AM PST by Kartographer

A federal judge declared the Obama administration's health care law unconstitutional Monday, siding with Virginia's attorney general in a dispute that both sides agree will ultimately be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson is the first federal judge to strike down the law, which has been upheld by two others in Virginia and Michigan. Several other lawsuits have been dismissed and others are pending, including one filed by 20 other states in Florida.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: bhohealthcare; bushappointee; bushjudge; cuccinelli; federalism; gwb; healthcare; lawsuit; obamacare; presidentgeorgewbush; spartansixdelta; va
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1 posted on 12/13/2010 9:51:13 AM PST by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

I guess we will wind up having thousands of threads on this.


2 posted on 12/13/2010 9:52:43 AM PST by Gadsden1st
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To: Kartographer

Good news! A Bush appointee. Maybe now we’ll get someplace.


3 posted on 12/13/2010 9:52:53 AM PST by albie
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To: Kartographer

“The journey of 1,000 miles must being with a first step.” - Lao Tzu


4 posted on 12/13/2010 9:53:09 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Kartographer

“The journey of 1,000 miles must begin with a first step.” - Lao Tzu

-edited


5 posted on 12/13/2010 9:53:26 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia

How do you eat an Elephant?

- One bite at a time of course!


6 posted on 12/13/2010 9:55:05 AM PST by bigtoona
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To: Kartographer

The bozos on the US Supreme Court will overturn this.


7 posted on 12/13/2010 9:55:15 AM PST by goldi (')
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To: Kartographer

excellent news !!!


8 posted on 12/13/2010 9:55:27 AM PST by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: albie

Who were the other two judges that upheld this?


9 posted on 12/13/2010 9:55:53 AM PST by cycle of discernment
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To: Kartographer

Hurrah! A judge upholding the rule of law! Courage and strength be upon you.


10 posted on 12/13/2010 9:55:54 AM PST by veracious
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To: goldi

Nope 5-4 will uphold it I believe


11 posted on 12/13/2010 9:56:33 AM PST by cycle of discernment
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To: Kartographer

off the SCOTUS I’m sure ! wooo hooo !

BTTT


12 posted on 12/13/2010 9:56:36 AM PST by davidosborne (I am SpartanSixDelta)
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To: cycle of discernment

Rat judges did the other 2 rulings.


13 posted on 12/13/2010 9:56:44 AM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: goldi
The bozos on the US Supreme Court will overturn this.

This case will be decided by the swing justice, Anthony Kennedy. The four justices who were appointed by Republicans will agree with the original ruling by Judge Hudson. The four justices who were appointed by Democrats will disagree with the original ruling.

14 posted on 12/13/2010 9:59:34 AM PST by NRG1973
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To: Kartographer

God bless Ken Cuccinelli, and God bless the Commonwealth.


15 posted on 12/13/2010 9:59:41 AM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Gadsden1st
"I guess we will wind up having thousands of threads on this."

I say you would be right on that!
16 posted on 12/13/2010 10:00:17 AM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: cycle of discernment

negative.. it will be 5-4 to overturn it... IF the accept certiorari... what are the chances they will not accept cert?


17 posted on 12/13/2010 10:03:16 AM PST by davidosborne (I am SpartanSixDelta)
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To: davidosborne

yes, sorry I agree, 5-4 to overturn HC.

I misspoke, I meant that 5-4 decision to uphold the CONSTITUTION ( thus overturning Obamacare)


18 posted on 12/13/2010 10:07:43 AM PST by cycle of discernment
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To: Kartographer

Ken Cuccinelli is a solid Conservative and good man. Lets hope our luck holds out in the Supreme Court.


19 posted on 12/13/2010 10:09:47 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: cycle of discernment

“Nope 5-4 will uphold it I believe”

Agree. And don’t forget the Dummies forgot to put a severability clause in the bill.


20 posted on 12/13/2010 10:09:55 AM PST by pghoilman (Earth First. We'll drill the rest of the galaxy later.)
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To: Gadsden1st

Trillions!


21 posted on 12/13/2010 10:10:54 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Kartographer

Current conservative judges better be checking under cars every morning.


22 posted on 12/13/2010 10:11:15 AM PST by AU72
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To: Kartographer

In the spirit of compromise I think I have a solution that will truly work for our country.

We ask everyone if they believe everyone should have to have health insurance in the US. Is they answer yes we make them pay twice as much for their plan they have today. If they don’t have a plan we make them buy a plan. If they can’t buy a plan they can go to prison where health care is free.

Every year every person has to declare if they think everyone should be mandated to carry health insurance. I bet over 3 years you’d find almost 100% of the population would say it shouldn’t be mandated :-)


23 posted on 12/13/2010 10:12:20 AM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: pghoilman
Agree. And don’t forget the Dummies forgot to put a severability clause in the bill.

I wonder if the Democrats did that deliberately. I would think that without a severability clause, they could try to intimidate the SCOTUS into believing that the bill is "too big to fail".

24 posted on 12/13/2010 10:15:17 AM PST by NRG1973
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To: Kartographer
I see a problem with the reality that Republican appointed judges rule against, and Democratic appointed judges rule for.

So much for that impartial judiciary thing.

The political class in this country is setting up the pure conditions required for civil war.

They believe that no swinging dick walking about today understands this concept, and will let them pull this off and walk away in control of everything and everyone.

Everything is planned, except the human nature thing. And a population that is armed to the teeth... 10% of them just itching to shoot the crap out of anything for every or no reason. They walk the line, as do many others.

We do not need this $hit, but I fear it is inevitable. observe your position on this line, as when things spiral out of control, you will need to know which side to fall towards.

25 posted on 12/13/2010 10:15:48 AM PST by mmercier (there is another thing coming)
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To: Kartographer

U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson...

HEH!


26 posted on 12/13/2010 10:16:56 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Grammar police off-duty. But I saw what you did.)
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To: AU72; Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!; GQuagmire; wintertime; Fred Nerks; null and void; ...
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A federal judge declared the 0bama administration's health care law unconstitutional Monday, siding with Virginia's attorney general in a dispute that both sides agree will ultimately be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson is the first federal judge to strike down the law, which has been upheld by two others in Virginia and Michigan.

27 posted on 12/13/2010 10:17:20 AM PST by LucyT
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To: Gadsden1st
OUTSTANDING...
a small first step
28 posted on 12/13/2010 10:17:48 AM PST by evad (Every time a conservative votes, a liberal cries)
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To: NRG1973
"This case will be decided by the swing justice, Anthony Kennedy."

And when it comes to individual citizen rights, Kennedy usually sides on the rights of the individual. Look at the two 2nd Amendment cases and the Citizens United cases that recently came before the court.
29 posted on 12/13/2010 10:18:12 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Kartographer

Obama may live to regret castigating the SC Justices in the SOTU this past January. Kennedy was among those he dissed.


30 posted on 12/13/2010 10:19:13 AM PST by Fantasywriter
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To: Kartographer

Mark Levin’s radio show is going to be ROCKING today!


31 posted on 12/13/2010 10:19:51 AM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: cycle of discernment

“5-4 will uphold it I believe”

Yep.


32 posted on 12/13/2010 10:20:04 AM PST by jessduntno (TSA: "Because screwing you with your pants ON just wasn't enough.")
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To: Kartographer; All
U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson is the first federal judge to strike down the law, which has been upheld by two others in Virginia and Michigan.

IIRC, weren't those suits brought by private parties and NOT states...Obamacare wasn't ENDORSED by those judges, the suits were merely not allowed to continue.

Am I correct?

This sentence reeks of liberal media bias.

33 posted on 12/13/2010 10:20:56 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Kartographer
"This broad definition of the economic activity subject to congressional regulation lacks logical limitation"

You're telling us! Finally some end to the madness.

34 posted on 12/13/2010 10:21:28 AM PST by americanophile
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To: NRG1973; All

Yes. One single person on the Supreme Court holds the future of this law in his hands. Anthony Kennedy is that person.

Of course, he does NOT hold the future of the law’s enforcement and future repeal in his hands. He can do the right thing and rule AGAINST Obama Care, but no matter WHAT he does, the American people will not sit idly by and allowed this pile of garbage to rule over them.


35 posted on 12/13/2010 10:23:20 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: LucyT

I thought it was Vinson....


36 posted on 12/13/2010 10:25:10 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Kartographer

Judge Huston, please forgive me for the things I’ve said about “JUDGES”:-)


37 posted on 12/13/2010 10:26:00 AM PST by geo40xyz (BE PREPARED: Geo The Engineer so smart, he doesn't need a TelePrompter to speak. Unlike the AH:-))
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To: Gadsden1st
I guess we will wind up having thousands of threads on this.

Good. Then everyone who pops in here later in the day will be informed. There's already been several threads locked so I'm glad we finally have one that's stuck around more than a couple seconds.

38 posted on 12/13/2010 10:26:25 AM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Kartographer
There was no immediate comment from the White House.

Has anyone seen Hussein since his tail-between-his-legs exit leaving Bubba in charge of the presser?

39 posted on 12/13/2010 10:28:09 AM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Ken Cuccinelli is a solid Conservative and good man. Lets hope our luck holds out in the Supreme Court.

I think he'll be President one day, probably 2016 or 2020.

40 posted on 12/13/2010 10:30:00 AM PST by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: LucyT

Thanks LucyT! This is going to get interesting.


41 posted on 12/13/2010 10:30:24 AM PST by CynicalBear
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To: Hoodat

And here's to old Virginia--
The Old Dominion State--
Who with the young Confederacy
At length has linked her fate;
Impelled by her example,
Now other states prepare
To hoist on high the Bonnie Blue Flag
That bears a single star.--

42 posted on 12/13/2010 10:30:46 AM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Gadsden1st

shot per thread game?

:)


43 posted on 12/13/2010 10:32:21 AM PST by fml
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To: mmercier

“We do not need this $hit, but I fear it is inevitable. observe your position on this line, as when things spiral out of control, you will need to know which side to fall towards. “

We move to Texas...Austin gets cleaned out, becomes the Capital of a new country...The Conservative States of America. I’m good with that. Let the libs kill each other off in the coastal States (the Northeast will be the first bloodbath) in their usual zealot purges and we take them back when the shooting is done. Problem solved.


44 posted on 12/13/2010 10:32:37 AM PST by jessduntno (TSA: "Because screwing you with your pants ON just wasn't enough.")
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To: davidosborne
what are the chances they will not accept cert?

Practically zero.

45 posted on 12/13/2010 10:33:20 AM PST by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: Kartographer

Woo Hoo! VA’s AG Ken Cuccinelli for President! He is a GREAT conservative!


46 posted on 12/13/2010 10:34:39 AM PST by Frantzie
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To: SoFloFreeper

This ruling is the first in which the plaintiff is a State. There is no question that the SCOTUS will grant cert. Judge Roger Vinson of North Florida Fed. Dist. Court will hear arguments this Thursday in the case of the 20 states bringing suit. That ruling could come before year end as well.


47 posted on 12/13/2010 10:37:06 AM PST by katieanna
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To: NRG1973

I’ve come to the conclusion that it doesn’t matter what the Supreme Court says. The People have to tell congress and the senate they want this thing scrapped pronto, and if they don’t scrap it, they will be looking for new jobs at the next election cycle. Screw the courts. Most of them are as useless as tits on a goldfish.


48 posted on 12/13/2010 10:37:29 AM PST by goldi (')
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To: goldi
The bozos on the US Supreme Court will overturn this.

The 4th Circuit may, but I don't believe the Supreme Court will. It should be a 5-4 or 6-3 decision at the very least. You know Kagan and Sotomayor and probably Breyer will vote to overturn enumerated powers, but I don't think the others will.

49 posted on 12/13/2010 10:41:28 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (Onward to the battle royal!)
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To: mmercier
I see a problem with the reality that Republican appointed judges rule against, and Democratic appointed judges rule for.

So much for that impartial judiciary thing.

That can be true, but it's also true that Republicans tend to appoint constitutionalists while Democrats appoint activists, hence the appearance of partisanship.

50 posted on 12/13/2010 10:42:01 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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