Skip to comments.Judge in Va. strikes down federal health care law
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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I guess we will wind up having thousands of threads on this.
Good news! A Bush appointee. Maybe now we’ll get someplace.
“The journey of 1,000 miles must being with a first step.” - Lao Tzu
“The journey of 1,000 miles must begin with a first step.” - Lao Tzu
How do you eat an Elephant?
- One bite at a time of course!
The bozos on the US Supreme Court will overturn this.
excellent news !!!
Who were the other two judges that upheld this?
Hurrah! A judge upholding the rule of law! Courage and strength be upon you.
Nope 5-4 will uphold it I believe
off the SCOTUS I’m sure ! wooo hooo !
Rat judges did the other 2 rulings.
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.
God bless Ken Cuccinelli, and God bless the Commonwealth.
negative.. it will be 5-4 to overturn it... IF the accept certiorari... what are the chances they will not accept cert?
yes, sorry I agree, 5-4 to overturn HC.
I misspoke, I meant that 5-4 decision to uphold the CONSTITUTION ( thus overturning Obamacare)
Ken Cuccinelli is a solid Conservative and good man. Lets hope our luck holds out in the Supreme Court.
“Nope 5-4 will uphold it I believe”
Agree. And don’t forget the Dummies forgot to put a severability clause in the bill.
Current conservative judges better be checking under cars every morning.
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 :-)
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".
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.
U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson...
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.
Obama may live to regret castigating the SC Justices in the SOTU this past January. Kennedy was among those he dissed.
Mark Levin’s radio show is going to be ROCKING today!
“5-4 will uphold it I believe”
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.
You're telling us! Finally some end to the madness.
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.
I thought it was Vinson....
Judge Huston, please forgive me for the things I’ve said about “JUDGES”:-)
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.
Has anyone seen Hussein since his tail-between-his-legs exit leaving Bubba in charge of the presser?
I think he'll be President one day, probably 2016 or 2020.
Thanks LucyT! This is going to get interesting.
shot per thread game?
“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.
Woo Hoo! VA’s AG Ken Cuccinelli for President! He is a GREAT conservative!
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.
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.
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.
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.