So says Florida Judge Roger Vinson of the US District Court in Pensacola. Link as soon as I get one.

Oh, baby.

The judge ruled the individual mandate that requires all Americans to purchase health insurance invalid and, according to the decision, “because the individual mandate is unconstitutional and not severable, the entire Act must be declared void.”

UPDATE: Okey doke. Money quote?

“I must reluctantly conclude that Congress exceeded the bounds of its authority in passing the Act with the individual mandate. ..”

There’s gonna be some kicking and screaming about “activist judges”, doncha think?

*Bingley Update: This is worth the price of admission:

In ruling against President Obama‘s health care law, federal Judge Roger Vinson used Mr. Obama‘s own position from the 2008 campaign against him, arguing that there are other ways to tackle health care short of requiring every American to purchase insurance.

“I note that in 2008, then-Senator Obama supported a health care reform proposal that did not include an individual mandate because he was at that time strongly opposed to the idea, stating that ‘if a mandate was the solution, we can try that to solve homelessness by mandating everybody to buy a house,’” Judge Vinson wrote in a footnote toward the end of the 78-page ruling Monday.


*ths bold and oh, SNAP!

10 Responses to “ObamaCare UNCONSTITUTIONAL”

  1. major dad says:

    And the phrase “rut roe” comes to mind.

  2. Skyler says:

    I hope he doesn’t issue a stay, but that would be too much to expect.

  3. JeffS says:

    Heh heh heh heh heh! Obama eats his own words…..I wonder if Michelle will determine their fat content first?

  4. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Me… I’m wondering if the progressive are now going to try to mandate that everyone buy a house…

  5. Ebola says:

    This is so evil it should be fattening! 😛

  6. Yojimbo says:

    Why not, they already mandated that banks must give you a loan for a house.

    Is it just me or did these judge seem to stray from the path of judicial review just a tad too much. “I must reluctantly conclude…” He didn’t want to bounce something called an afforadable heath care act. Using Obama’s own words from 2008. The Commerce Clause gives Congress the power to demand you do something or it doesn’t. I don’t give a rip what Obama said about a mandate in 2008 or what they call the stupid bill or how much we need to revamp the health care system. Those are not legal basis for decision to my mind. Maybe I’m just getting too persnickety in my old age.

  7. nightfly says:

    So Frank Pallone and Nancy Pelosi and all the rest of these jokers who hung their hats (and in some cases, their re-election campaigns) on this roaring turd – you gonna own up to it now? Or in 2012, perhaps?

    Ace has got a flaming skull up for this one, I’m sure… possibly with a pudding cup.

  8. Ave says:

    I have a question please…Why haven’t mandatory contributions to Medicare and Social Security been ruled “unconstitutional” (at least so far)? And thanks in advance for the free legal advice.

  9. Mori says:

    ObamaCare was never meant to stand in the first place. The goal is still one payer. The next step is tax the sh*… oh, they do that already. Plan B: cut everything from the budget that has any tangential ties to being, oh, I don’t know, sane… you know, we don’t really need a military… then use all the money save to fund single payer. Once that is done, you can mandate everyone buy a house. Oh, that would be unconstitutional as well. Lather, rinse, repeat. Voila! Everyone has a house.

  10. Can any of you explain to me why the repeal of the bill as a whole is so important for the Republicans? What is so bad about the provision which says nobody can be denied health insurance based on a pre-existing condition?

Image | WordPress Themes