Missouri AG Chris Koster’s (D) cynical fight against Obamacare.
He’s not fully joining the fight against Obamacare – Koster has issued an amicus curiae brief in modified support of the Florida Obamacare lawsuit, instead of joining it – but he’s easily the most prominent Democrat on the state level to break with his party on Obamacare. This is partially probably due to Missouri’s emphatic rejection of Obamacare last year (via Proposition C), and partially | Read More »
ABC News: Hey, about that severability clause thing…
…oddly enough, they’re now noting in an update to their original post that, contra Senator Bill Nelson of Florida*, the lack of a severability clause in Obamacare is both: conspicuous; and a major factor in Judge Vinson’s decision. Which you already knew, because you read about it first either at MoeLane, or at RedState. And apparently, so does somebody over at ABC News**. Still, let | Read More »
Bill Nelson’s Magical Obamacare Severability Clause.
At first I thought that the outrageous thing that Bill Nelson had said in this interview with Rick Klein of ABC News was that the Senator wasn’t sure whether or not Obamacare was unconstitutional (good safety tip for legislators: if you don’t know whether or not a law violates the Constitution, don’t vote for it). But what Nelson was actually saying was that he considers | Read More »
A Few Notes on Today’s Obamacare Ruling
In Virginia today, Judge Henry Hudson released his ruling around noon in the case of Commonwealth of Virginia vs. Sebelius, a case against President Obama’s health care law, finding the individual mandate within that law unconstitutional. As you’ve doubtless heard by now, Hudson found in favor of the Commonwealth, writing that the provision of the law which mandates minimum essential coverage “exceeds the constitutional boundaries | Read More »
More judicial Obamacare salvoes this week.
There are two cases in Florida and Virginia expected to be decided this week over the constitutionality of Obamacare. The underlying issue is whether the US Constitution gives Congress the right to force its citizens to engage in commerce (specifically, whether Congress can mandate individuals to buy health insurance). Which, the last time I checked, it does not; and while I understand that Obamacare’s remaining | Read More »