Here’s the linkage, and of course I will discuss all the details on Tammy Radio. This care relates to the Virginia challenge (thanks Virginia!!). Next Thursday a judge in Florida hears arguments in the challenge brought by 20 states. This is a good start but we have a long way to go. More soon.

WSJ: Judge Calls Health Law Unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled Monday that a central plank of the health law violates the Constitution, dealing the biggest setback yet to the Obama administration’s signature legislative accomplishment.

In a 42-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson said the law’s requirement that most Americans carry insurance or pay a penalty “exceeds the constitutional boundaries of congressional power.” […]

Judge Hudson, of the Eastern District of Virginia, said the individual mandate “would invite unbridled exercise of federal police powers.”

He added: “At its core, this dispute is not simply about regulating the business of insurance—or crafting a scheme of universal health insurance coverage—it’s about an individual’s right to choose to participate.”

Separately, federal Judge Roger Vinson in Pensacola, Fla., will hear arguments Thursday in a challenge brought by officials in 20 states, and he could offer the clearest indication yet of how he will rule.

Judge Hudson, btw, is also the judge who sentenced dog murderer Michael Vick to prison.

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  1. morecowbell says:

    Of course they are going to rule it’s unconstitutional: it’s Virginia.

  2. norm1111 says:

    Excellent! This ruling in Virginia is, as we say…the proverbial good start…..

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  4. Ripper says:

    There is a part of me that thinks most or at least a lot of Democrats wants the courts to stop Obamacare before it brings them all down.

  5. Foreverautumn says:

    I wonder…the article doesn’t say – who appointed Judge Hudson? I’m willing to bet dollars to doughnuts it was Reagan or Bush ’41.

  6. bluegrassriver says:

    I heard Mark Levin speaking about the lack of the ‘severability clause’ in the Obamacare act. He said that the lack of that in the bill doesn’t necessarily make the rest of it unconstitutional, that there is precedent that goes either way in the law. Thought I’d throw that out there.

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