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  • Nurse who had Ebola asks bridal shop for refunds

    11/25/2014 12:39:10 PM PST · by bgill · 21 replies
    yahoo ^ | Nov. 25, 2014 | AP
    A Dallas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola is requesting refunds from the Ohio bridal shop she visited, but the store says the reimbursements aren't feasible because it had to temporarily close and lost significant business. Amber Vinson's Dallas attorney asked that Coming Attractions Bridal & Formal refund $480 in dress payments by several of Vinson's bridesmaids
  • Who should or shouldn't be quarantined? (i.e., concerning Chris Christie's NJ quarantine rules)

    10/29/2014 8:12:13 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 23 replies
    10/29/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Even though Amber Vinson has been declared Ebola-free, and has left Emory University Hospital, if this nation is to quarantine those (be they symptomatic or asymptomatic) who came into contact with someone like Thomas Duncan, then should those who have come into contact with Amber Vinson (be it on day 1 to the day she left the hospital) be quarantined? If Kaci Hickox is "obviously ill," per Chris Christie, then she would obviously be symptomatic according to Chris Christie. If she is symptomatic, then Chris Christie would not only have to quarantine her, but anyone who came into contact with...
  • Amber Vinson, Dallas nurse, leaving hospital after Ebola cure

    10/28/2014 10:24:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/28/2014 | Joel Achenbach
    The second Dallas nurse infected with Ebola has been cured and plans to appear on Tuesday at a triumphant press conference at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. The recovery of Amber Joy Vinson, who became infected with the virus while caring for Liberian patient Thomas Eric Duncan in a Dallas hospital, leaves only one person in America known to have an active case of Ebola. That is Craig Spencer, the doctor who became feverish on Thursday in New York and was immediately transported to Bellevue Hospital. He remains isolated in what health officials have described as serious but stable condition....
  • Nurse Amber Vinson free of Ebola virus, family says

    10/23/2014 10:56:10 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 45 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/22/14 | Jason Sickles
    Barely a week after being diagnosed with Ebola, Texas nurse Amber Vinson is free of the deadly virus, her family said on Wednesday night. “We are overjoyed to announce that, as of [Tuesday] evening, officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control are no longer able to detect virus in her body,” read a statement from a family spokesperson. Jason McDonald, a CDC spokesperson, told Yahoo News late Wednesday that he was not aware of Vinson's recovery. “Healthcare provider will determine by diagnostic whether a patient is free of Ebola virus,” McDonald said in an email. “We...
  • Family of Dallas nurse Vinson says she no longer showing Ebola

    10/22/2014 4:18:43 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 46 replies
    reuters ^ | 10/22 | reuters
    (Reuters) - The family of Amber Vinson, one of two Dallas nurses infected with Ebola, said on Wednesday that tests by medical officials were no longer able to detect the virus in her body.
  • Ebola patient Amber Vinson's family disputes CDC story, gets a lawyer

    10/20/2014 9:30:48 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 41 replies
    latimes ^ | 10/19 | raab
    CDC officials said last week that Vinson had been told to avoid public transportation, including commercial airlines, while monitoring herself for symptoms. CDC director Dr. Thomas Frieden said her trip to Ohio, which began before fellow nurse Nina Pham had been diagnosed with Ebola, violated that restrictio
  • Second Nurse To Contract Ebola Retains High-Profile Attorney

    10/20/2014 7:41:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    Ap via CBS ^ | 10/20/14
    Amber Vinson, the second nurse in Dallas to contract the Ebola virus, has retained a high-profile attorney, her family said in a statement.
  • Another EIGHTY FOUR people under observation for Ebola in Ohio

    10/19/2014 4:58:41 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 18, 2014 | Michael Zennie and Louise Boyle
    Health officials in Ohio are monitoring more than 100 people following the visit by a Dallas nurse who tested positive for Ebola shortly after returning to Texas from the Cleveland area. Officials stressed Saturday that none of those being monitored are sick. State officials had announced on Friday that 16 people Amber Vinson had contact with were being monitored. Officials say the sharp increase is a result of the identification of airline passengers who flew with Vinson between Dallas and Cleveland and the identification of people who also visited the dress shop where her bridesmaids were trying on dresses. Vinson's...
  • Amber Vinson's family-revealing she was not under-travel restrictions-and did NOT call the CDC...

    10/18/2014 9:30:22 AM PDT · by ncalburt · 180 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/16/2014 | Louise Boyle
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2797063/amber-vinson-s-family-leap-defense-revealing-not-travel-restrictions.html
  • Ohio Ebola patient’s family leans on church leaders

    10/18/2014 7:46:47 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 43 replies
    msnbc ^ | 10/17 | khimm
    AKRON, Ohio — Amber Vinson learned that her friend Nina Pham was infected with Ebola early Sunday morning and started noticing that she, too, wasn’t feeling well, a federal official said. Three days later, Vinson was diagnosed with Ebola after flying from Cleveland to Dallas
  • Second Ebola nurse, Amber Vinson, 'felt funny' while in Ohio, CDC says

    10/17/2014 11:30:50 AM PDT · by bgill · 23 replies
    yahoo ^ | Oct. 17, 2014 | Dylan Stableford
    A Texas nurse who has Ebola indicated she "felt funny" and spent extra time resting during a visit to Ohio in the days before she was diagnosed in Dallas, a CDC official said Friday... "I would never have known that she was ill," Younker said. "There was no coughing, sneezing — nothing like that."... Dr. Chris Braden of the CDC told reporters. "But some more information that’s come through recently, we can’t rule out that she might have had the start of her illness Friday.
  • Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth System- Some of their nurses were aboard flight with Vinson

    10/15/2014 5:50:23 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 24 replies
    FOX News8 Cleveland ^ | 10-15-2013 | Kara Sutyak and CNNwire,
    Northeast Ohio hospitals released the following information Wednesday night after a Dallas nurse traveled through Cleveland before being diagnosed with Ebola. “Today, we learned that Cleveland Clinic and The MetroHealth System had employees – mostly nurses – aboard the Frontier flight from Dallas to Cleveland on October 10, returning from a nursing conference in Texas. That flight included the Dallas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola when she returned to Dallas on October 13. Both health systems have put all of our employees who were on that flight on paid leave while we will monitor their health daily. We are...
  • CDC Tracking Fliers On Ebola Nurse Amber Vinson's First Flight

    10/16/2014 3:34:11 PM PDT · by John W · 31 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Tracy Connor
    Federal health officials will begin tracking passengers who were on the plane Ebola-infected nurse Amber Vinson took from Dallas to Ohio on Oct. 10 — a date when she supposedly did not have symptoms and was not contagious. "We can't rule out that she might have had the start of her illness on Friday," Dr. Chris Braden of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said at a Thursday afternoon briefing, citing new information developed by investigators tracing all of Vinson's contacts. "This new information is saying we need to go back now to the flight she took on Friday...
  • CDC: Ebola Patient Traveled By Air With “Low-Grade” Fever (CDC OK'd it?)

    10/15/2014 4:34:27 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 120 replies
    http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/10/15/ebola-patient-traveled-day-before-diagnosis/ | October 15, 2014 | DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM)
    CBS News Medical Correspondent Dr. John LaPook reports that Vinson called the CDC several times before boarding the plane concerned about her fever and was told she was OK to board.
  • CBS News in DFW twitter feed on ebola patient being taken to Atlanta for treatment.

    10/15/2014 2:50:53 PM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 37 replies
    cbsdfw.com twitter feed ^ | 10/15/2014 | Breaking and local news from the staff of CBS 11 News, TXA 21, Newsradio 1080 KRLD, 105.3 The Fan in
    Twitter feed at link.
  • Health-care worker with Ebola flew on commercial flight a day before being diagnosed [99.5]

    10/15/2014 11:28:51 AM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct 15, 2014 | Washington Post
    The second health-care worker diagnosed with Ebola had a fever of 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit before boarding a passenger jet on Monday, a day before she reported symptoms of the virus and was tested, according to public health officials. Even though there appeared to be little risk for the other people on that flight, she should not have traveled that way, Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said during a news conference Wednesday.
  • Second Ebola-stricken nurse Amber Vinson, 29, will be airlifted to Atlanta

    10/15/2014 11:59:57 AM PDT · by Old Sarge · 109 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 15 OCT 14 | Nick Fagee
    ... the nurse had traveled on Frontier Airlines flight 1143 from Cleveland, Ohio to Dallas-Fort Worth, the day before she was diagnosed, after spending five days in her home state to plan her wedding. Despite the fact Miss Vinson did not exhibit symptoms on the plane, the CDC was asking all 132 passengers who had traveled on the plane to get in touch as an extreme precaution.
  • Ebola-stricken health care worker flew on passenger plane a day before being diagnosed

    10/15/2014 10:56:17 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 68 replies
    The second health-care worker diagnosed with Ebola flew on a passenger jet with more than 130 other passengers on Monday, a day before she reported symptoms of the virus and was tested, according to authorities.
  • Amber Joy Vinson Photos: Ebola Patient Lived at The Village Bend East in Dallas

    10/15/2014 11:53:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | October 15, 2014 | By Jack Phillips
    Amber Joy Vinson was identified as the second victim diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas. It has been reported that Vinson didn’t have any pets and lived alone. It’s also not clear if she had a Facebook account. Vinson, 29, cared for Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan–who died of the disease. She along with nurse Nina Pham both were diagnosed with the virus. It was reported that Vinson traveled from Cleveland to Dallas on Oct. 13 but didn’t show any signs or symptoms of Ebola.
  • Barack Obama to attend Carrier Classic

    10/13/2011 3:24:28 PM PDT · by bjorn14 · 11 replies
    ESPN ^ | 14 October 2011 | Staff
    SAN DIEGO -- President Barack Obama, the nation's basketball-fan-in-chief, will have the seat of his choice at the Carrier Classic hoops game on Veterans Day on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson, the aircraft carrier that buried Osama bin Laden at sea. The White House announced Thursday that Obama has accepted an invitation to attend the Nov. 11 matchup between North Carolina and Michigan State, the first college basketball game on an active flat top. The Carl Vinson and its sailors have attracted considerable attention since early May, when the carrier conducted bin Laden's burial at sea after...
  • A Condensed Version of Judge Roger Vinson's Ruling Overturning the Affordable Care Act of 2010

    05/20/2011 5:25:28 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 17 replies
    Free Market Health Care ^ | May 20, 2011 | Dave Racer, MLitt
    "At stake is whether Congress is free to regulate every human activity - and I do not exaggerate"Dave RacerMay 20, 2011 Liberals fear it, conservatives hope the Supreme Court upholds it. Judge Roger Vinson's ruling on the Affordable Care Act of 2010, along with the others that have cleared District Court (or will) are sure to end up at the Supreme Court.  Very few people have actually read the decision. If I could "mandate" that all Americans read this decision, Americans would come to understand the profound issues it raises. For at stake is whether Congress is free to regulate...
  • Obama appeal keeps overhaul provisions alive

    03/10/2011 4:38:04 AM PST · by Caipirabob · 2 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Updated: 7:18 a.m. Thursday, March 10, 2011 | Stacey Singer and Dara Kam
    In the nick of time, the Obama administration met a federal judge's appeal deadline Wednesday, ensuring that the health reform law will continue to roll out as Florida's legal victory is challenged.
  • Obama Administration Appeals Healthcare Ruling

    03/08/2011 6:02:02 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 17 replies
    The Obama administration on Tuesday appealed a U.S. judge's ruling in Florida that struck down the landmark healthcare overhaul law as unconstitutional because it required Americans to buy healthcare insurance or face a penalty.
  • Judge Orders 'Expedited Appeal' of Obamacare for the Good of the Nation

    03/04/2011 2:18:30 PM PST · by IbJensen · 41 replies · 1+ views
    CNS News ^ | 3/4/2011 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - A federal judge in Florida, clearly annoyed by the Justice Department's request for "clarification" of his ruling that the new health care law is unconstitutional, on Thursday granted a stay of his February ruling -- but only if the government files an appeal seeking an expedited review of that ruling, either in the Court of Appeals or with the Supreme Court, within 7 days. Judge Roger Vinson noted that the Obama administration has had more than a month to file an appeal and has not yet done so. "It should not be at all difficult or challenging to...
  • Judge Vinson Gets Serious On ObamaCare: 7 days till doomsday for the worst law of the modern era

    03/03/2011 12:05:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Human Events ^ | March 3, 2011 | John Hayward
    United States District Judge Roger Vinson of Florida wants to make one thing perfectly clear: he did rule the entire ObamaCare law unconstitutional. Putting an end to weeks of weaselly language from Administration hacks and liberal pundits, Vinson confirmed that his January ruling killed ObamaCare stone dead. He was harshly critical of the Administration’s conduct since then, saying he did not expect them to “effectively ignore the order and declaratory judgment for two and one-half weeks, continue to implement the Act, and only then file a belated motion to clarify.” The Judge displayed his annoyance with marvelous bursts of dry...
  • Judge Vinson Clarifies Florida Ruling, Maintains That Entire Health Care Law Is Unconstitutional

    03/03/2011 2:17:04 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 3, 2011 | Ariane de Vogue
    In a harshly worded opinion, Judge Roger Vinson, the Florida federal judge who struck down the entire health care law in January, gave the Obama administration seven days from today to appeal his ruling with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Vinson issued the 20 page ruling today after the Obama administration had asked him to clarify his original opinion and tell the government whether his ruling was meant to strike down provisions of the law currently in effect. In the ruling Vinson is critical of Justice Department lawyers for waiting nearly two weeks before filing a “motion to clarify.”...
  • Judge Vinson’s Ruling on the Federal Government’s Motion for “Clarification.”

    03/03/2011 5:41:20 PM PST · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Pajamas Media Tatler ^ | March 3, 2011 | Dan Miller
    Much has been written and said about Judge Vinson’s  ruling today granting a very limited stay of his earlier declaratory ruling (which he “clarified” to have been the equivalent of an injunction) against further implementation of ObamaCare. I have little to add other than a few quotations from today’s decision; it is tantamount to a statement that the federal government acted in bad faith. [T]he defendants [federal government] had acknowledged in their summary judgment opposition brief that, if I were to find for the plaintiffs, separate injunctive relief would be superfluous and unnecessary. The defendants expressly assured the court that,...
  • Don’t Want ObamaCare? That Means Obama Can Force You to Have It

    03/03/2011 3:50:39 PM PST · by DanMiller · 11 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 3, 2011 | Dan Miller
    Judge Kessler’s February 22nd ObamaCare decision held that a decision not to make a government-mandated purchase in interstate commerce is economic activity and therefore activates the federal government’s authority under the Commerce Clause. This presents a bit of a conundrum: even assuming that she is correct, how about the failure to make any decision at all whether to buy or not to buy? Does that failure to engage in a decision-making process, which she determined to be activity, also constitute activity in interstate commerce? If so, George Orwell would be disappointed that he hadn’t lived to read about it. Both decisions...
  • Judge Vinson Issues Response to Federal Government in Health Care Lawsuit

    March 3, 2011 Media Contact: Jennifer Krell Davis Phone: (850) 245-0150 Judge Vinson Issues Response to Federal Government in Health Care Lawsuit TALLAHASSEE, FLA- Attorney General Pam Bondi today announced that Judge Roger Vinson has issued a response to the Department of Justice’s most recent motion in the health care lawsuit. The judge’s order granted the Department of Justice’s motion to clarify but then scolds DOJ for waiting two weeks to file that motion. The judge treated this as a motion to stay, as we requested, and granted the motion for stay on the condition that DOJ files their appeal...
  • State of Florida, et al v. Unitedn States Depafrtment of Health and Human Services, et al

    03/03/2011 1:00:09 PM PST · by libstripper · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | Mar. 3, 2011 | Roger Vinson
    This is the text of Judge Vinson's ruling on the Government's motion for clarification in this case. In short, he converted that motion to a motion for a stay and stayed his order pending final disposition of the case on the conditions that: 1) the Government appeal the order within 7 days and 2) that it be an expedited appeal. This is a major win for the plaintiffs in that the Government was trying to delay filing an appeal for the full 60 days that are generally allowed and trying not to make it an expedited appeal. If the Government...
  • Florida Judge Orders Obama Admin. to Expedite Health Care Appeal(After blowing 30 day deadline)

    03/03/2011 11:23:40 AM PST · by Red Steel · 128 replies
    FOX ^ | March 03, 2011
    The Florida judge who ruled against President Obama's health care law on Wednesday ordered the administration to expedite its appeal, if it plans to, within seven days. District Judge Roger Vinson, who issued his original decision on Jan. 31, ruled then that the individual mandate in the new law is unconstitutional, and since it is basically the entire linchpin of the law, he declared the remainder of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act void. The administration went back to Vinson to ask for clarification of his ruling. Vinson on Wednesday responded to the request by granting their motion --...
  • Trent Franks calls for Obama impeachment over DOMA

    03/02/2011 10:07:39 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 96 replies
    You Tube ^ | Mar 1, 2011 | OriginalThinkProgres
    U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz says he would favor the impeachment of Barack Obama over his decision to stop defending the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
  • Judge Roger Vinson issues stay of own ruling [updated at link]

    03/03/2011 10:02:40 AM PST · by jazusamo · 119 replies
    Politico ^ | March 3, 2011 | Jennifer Haberkorn
    U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson has issued a stay of his own ruling declaring the health care reform law unconstitutional, giving the Obama administration seven days to file an appeal. The stay means implementation of the law can proceed pending the administration’s appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. In his ruling, Vinson repeated what he has said previously — that “the citizens of this country have an interest in having this case resolved as soon as practically possible.” “That was nearly eleven months ago,” he wrote. “In the time since, the battle lines have been...
  • The Obama administration's 'risky move' in Florida

    02/27/2011 4:30:50 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | February 27, 2011 | David Nather
    U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson has already dealt the Obama administration a staggering blow on health reform, and this week the administration may get another one from the fiery Florida judge. The Justice Department asked Vinson to clarify his ruling that struck down the law as unconstitutional. Justice must file its brief on the motion by Monday, and Vinson has said he would rule quickly after that. At issue is whether Vinson meant to stop reform implementation in the 26 states that brought the suit. The smart money says Vinson will halt implementation, and legal observers are wondering why...
  • Obama White House to Judge Vinson: Please tell states to obey law you just struck down

    02/18/2011 7:59:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/18/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Last month, a federal judge in Florida struck down ObamaCare in its entirety due to the unconstitutional nature of its individual mandate and lack of severability. The ruling technically freed 26 states from compliance on ObamaCare, at least until an appeal is heard at either the 11th Circuit or Supreme Court. Last night, however, the Obama administration asked Judge Roger Vinson to please tell all of the states to comply with the law he just threw out: The Obama administration, in a Thursday evening filing in a Northern Florida federal court, is asking the court to clarify that the 26...
  • Obama admin. asks judge to clarify health ruling

    02/17/2011 5:55:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2/17./11 | Melissa Nelson
    PENSACOLA, Fla.—The Justice Department asked a federal judge in Florida on Thursday to tell states that they must continue to enact the Obama administration's health care overhaul despite the judge's ruling that the law is unconstitutional. In a motion to clarify, administration attorneys asked U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson to make clear that states cannot ignore the new health care laws while his ruling is being appealed. At stake, according to the government's motion, are provisions of the new law that would create chaos if ignored by the states.
  • Obama admin. asks judge to clarify health ruling (they don't know what 'unconstitutional' means)

    02/17/2011 4:40:28 PM PST · by Libloather · 47 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 2/17/11 | Melissa Nelson
    Obama admin. asks judge to clarify health rulingBy Melissa Nelson Associated Press / February 17, 2011 PENSACOLA, Fla.—The Justice Department asked a federal judge in Florida on Thursday to tell states that they must continue to enact the Obama administration's health care overhaul despite the judge's ruling that the law is unconstitutional. In a motion to clarify, administration attorneys asked U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson to make clear that states cannot ignore the new health care laws while his ruling is being appealed. At stake, according to the government's motion, are provisions of the new law that will create chaos...
  • TUESDAY MIDDAY--- BREAKING NEWS ON OBAMACARE REPEAL:

    02/15/2011 11:20:06 AM PST · by Outlaw Woman · 258 replies
    Grassfire Nation ^ | 02/15/11 | Grassfire Nation via email subscription
    TUESDAY MIDDAY--- BREAKING NEWS ON OBAMACARE REPEAL: The House Rules Committee has rejected Rep. Steve King's proposal to FULLY DEFUND ObamaCare, failing to agree to "protect" King's amendment when it comes to the House floor. Bottom line -- Republicans on the Rules Committee refused to play hardball to fully defund ObamaCare. By doing so, they are allowing Pelosi's "mandatory" self-funding provisions -- which many say are unconscionable if not unconstitutional -- to stand! This will force this Congress to approve most of the funding for ObamaCare. FoxNews says King's provision would "cripple all government operations devoted to executing the health...
  • Law Law Law Law Law

    02/09/2011 12:47:55 PM PST · by Palmetto Patriot · 31 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | FEBRUARY 8, 2011 | JAMES TARANTO
    Judge Roger Vinson's order last week declaring ObamaCare unconstitutional has prompted a pair of op-eds by professors at elite law schools: Akhil Reed Amar of Yale, in the Los Angeles Times, and Laurence Tribe of Harvard, in the New York Times. Both profs claim ObamaCare is constitutional. We were going to write "argue" rather than "claim," but we think that may be too generous. Neither article is a serious piece of legal analysis, because both professors simply refuse to take seriously the legal arguments on the other side, even after those arguments have been accepted by two federal trial judges....
  • Comparing Judge Vinson’s ObamaCare Ruling To Pro-Slavery Dred Scott Decision

    02/07/2011 7:43:02 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 27 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 2/7/2011 | Ed Carson
    Akhil Reed Amar, a professor at Yale Law School, wrote an op-ed in Sunday’s Los Angeles Times regarding Judge Roger Vinson’s ruling striking down ObamaCare because the individual mandate is unconstitutional. The tone was sneering, saying “first-year law students” understand constitutional law better than Judge Vinson. But that was just a warm-up to comparing the ObamaCare ruling to the infamous pro-slavery Dred Scott decision:
  • Constitutional showdown - A Florida judge distorted the law in striking down healthcare reform

    02/06/2011 11:12:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 116 replies
    LA Times ^ | 2/06/11 | Akhil Reed Amar
    Constitutional showdownA Florida judge distorted the law in striking down healthcare reform. By Akhil Reed Amar February 6, 2011 Earlier this week, after grading student papers from my Yale Law School class on constitutional law, I began reading federal District Judge Roger Vinson's recent opinion declaring "Obamacare" unconstitutional. One thing was immediately clear: My students understand the Constitution better than the judge. I strive to be apolitical in evaluating students and judges alike. Over the years, many of my favorite students have been proud conservatives, while others have been flaming liberals. The Constitution belongs to neither party. As every first-year...
  • Obamacare Found Unconstitutional, Summarized in Hysterical Video

    02/01/2011 8:59:30 PM PST · by Triton42 · 12 replies
    This has it all: Mockery of Obama and his aborted effort at creating a "legacy" for himself, criticism of the law on legal grounds, and a merciless look at what was going on in the minds of liberals who thought they could get away with it. You can try to reason with liberals, or you can just enjoy a good laugh at their expense. Why Obamacare Was Ruled Unconstitutional
  • New Republic’s Cohn Redefines Judicial Restraint

    02/01/2011 11:14:57 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 3 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 2/1/2011 | David Hogberg
    One of the most interesting exercises that results when courts hand down decisions that liberals dislike is watching liberals redefine terms traditionally used to describe activist courts run amok. For example, when the Supreme Court ruled in D.C. vs Heller that D.C.’s gun ban violated the 2nd Amendment, liberals dubbed it “judicial activism.” If that’s confusing, it’s because liberals seldom make explicit their definition of judicial activism, which is “any time a court upholds the Constitution.” But sometimes the definitions are explicit, as in Jonathan Cohn’s jeremiad against Judge Roger Vinson’s ruling against ObamaCare yesterday. Cohn writes:
  • Judge Refudiates OCare

    02/01/2011 8:17:38 AM PST · by jazminerose · 3 replies
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 2/1/11 | Joy Tiz
    District Court judge Roger Vinson properly tossed Obama Care in its totality, citing it’s manifest unconstitutionality. The geniuses who drafted it didn’t think to put in a severability clause; thus, a ruling against one provision means the entire ugly mess is invalidated. Judge Vinson correctly ruled that the Commerce Clause does not give the government the power to compel citizens to buy anything. Five lawmakers in South Dakota have provided a splendid example of how the Democrats’ version of the Commerce Clause would work–by introducing legislation that would require all adults over the age of 21 to purchase firearms “sufficient...
  • AG: federal health care ruling Monday - 26-state (Obamacare) suit presses on after House repeal

    01/30/2011 10:42:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    KXAN ^ | 1/30/11 | Josh Hinkle
    AG: federal health care ruling Monday26-state suit presses on after House repeal Josh Hinkle Updated: Sunday, 30 Jan 2011, 11:40 AM CST AUSTIN (KXAN) - While the U.S. House’s repeal of the president’s health care reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, earlier this month might have been largely a symbolic gesture, what is happening in the legal system could actually change the course of this law. Sunday on KXAN’s Session ’11 program, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott eluded to a possible federal ruling in favor of a 26-state lawsuit against the ACA, what many Republicans refer to as...
  • Judge rules healthcare reform unconstitutional

    01/31/2011 1:11:55 PM PST · by rxsid · 97 replies
    www.reuters.com ^ | 1/31/2011 | Tom Brown
    "Judge rules healthcare reform unconstitutional By Tom Brown MIAMI | Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:28pm EST MIAMI (Reuters) - A judge in Florida on Monday became the second judge to declare President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law unconstitutional, in the biggest legal challenge yet to federal authority to enact the law. U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson, appointed to the bench by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, ruled that the reform law's so-called "individual mandate" went too far in requiring that Americans start buying health insurance in 2014 or pay a penalty. "Because the individual mandate is unconstitutional and not severable,...
  • Biographical Information on Federal Judge Roger Vinson (ruling today on B.O.'s DeathCare)

    12/13/2010 7:51:15 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Vinson, Clyde Roger Born 1940 in Cadiz, KY Federal Judicial Service: Judge, U. S. District Court, Northern District of Florida Nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 9, 1983, to a seat vacated by Lynn C. Higby; Confirmed by the Senate on October 4, 1983, and received commission on October 5, 1983. Served as chief judge, 1997-2004. Assumed senior status on March 31, 2005. Education: U.S. Naval Academy, B.S., 1962 Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 1971 Professional Career: U.S. Navy Lieutenant, 1962-1968 Private practice, Pensacola, Florida, 1971-1983
  • Good news in Washington DC (Dr. Taitz, QW, Obama)

    04/14/2010 5:44:52 PM PDT · by rxsid · 91 replies · 2,780+ views
    docs.google.com ^ | 4/15/2010 | Taitz
    "Good news in Washington DC April 14, 2010 Judge Lamberth has granted my request for judicial notice of the opinion in Fl, where judge Vinson has stated that as a Doctor of Dental surgery I have a legitimate interest in the subject matter of the Health Bill- this is a good sign. Judge Lamberth has also denied Obama’s motion to dismiss as moot."http://docs.google.com/View?id=dgv5c76f_3c8z8kqfr
  • USS Carl Vinson arrives in Haiti to support humanitarian operations

    01/15/2010 7:10:07 AM PST · by Ready4Freddy · 31 replies · 1,252+ views
    BYM Marine & Maritime News ^ | Friday, 15 January 2010 | Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jason Thompson
    The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) arrived off the coast of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 15 to commence humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. Carl Vinson received orders from U.S. Southern Command to deliver assistance to the Caribbean nation following a 7.3 magnitude earthquake which caused catastrophic damage within the capital city Jan. 12. The aircraft carrier's speed, flexibility and sustainability make it an ideal platform to carry out relief operations. "Our initial focus is to concentrate on saving lives while providing first responder support to the people of Haiti. Our assistance here reflects our nation's compassion and...