This is not the end of the road, it is the closer to the beginning. But Wow.
President Barack Obama’s health care reform legislation, assailed as an abuse of federal power in a 26-state lawsuit, was ruled unconstitutional by a U.S. judge.
U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson in Pensacola, Florida, declared the law unconstitutional in a ruling today. Then- Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum filed suit on behalf of 13 states on March 23, the same day Obama signed into law the legislation intended to provide the U.S. with almost universal health-care coverage. Seven states joined the litigation last year, and six signed on this year. Virginia Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli sued separately on March 23 and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt filed his own suit on Jan. 21.
And I hear that due to a severability clause in the law, he threw out the whole kit and kaboodle!
More to come and feel free to discuss!
Update I: The Ruling can be found here!
Update II: Remember when Nancy scoffed at being asked if Obamacare was constitutional. She mocked the questioner saying, “Are you serious? Are you serious?”
Well, I guess the answer is Yes. We’re serious. Very serious. And it looks like the judge was too.