Nancy Pelosi said “we’ll have to pass it to find out what’s in it.” Many in Congress are just now finding out what’s in the mammoth sham they rammed through (unintended consequences and all), and at least one federal judge with an eye on the US Constitution has read it as well.
This is just one judge in one state’s lawsuit, but it’s a start:
RICHMOND, Va. â€” A federal judge rejected a key provision of the Obama administration’s health care law as unconstitutional Monday, ruling the government cannot require people to buy insurance, 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 other federal judges in Virginia and Michigan. Several other lawsuits have been dismissed and others are pending, including one filed by 20 other states in Florida.
Other provisions stand, but the “requirement” to buy health insurance was found to be unconstitutional in this one case. However, the health insurance mandate is the crux of the whole scheme. If there’s no requirement to purchase health insurance, there can be no fine for not having health insurance.
This severely cripples the Democrats’ plan, which is to ultimately herd as many people as possible into the government program, creating an entirely new dependency class.
This will all end up with the Supreme Court, but this one ruling at least allows those who believe Obamacare was a sham takeover from the start to have some hope — if you’ll pardon the use of the word.
Remember when a reporter asked Nancy Pelosi if Obamacare was constitutional, and Pelosi replied “Are you serious?” Yes, we’re serious, Botoxi the Clown.
Michelle M. has comprehensive coverage here.
The Wall Street Journal has highlights from the ruling. The most blatantly obvious being that the Obamacare mandate “would invite unbridled exercise of federal police powers.” Well duh! That’s the whole point!
Jammie Wearing Fool: “I imagine today will be the day the left decides it doesn’t like activist judges.”
In response to the ruling, the White House just announced that they disagree with the Constitution… or something.