Good morning everyone --
The judge took, what seems to be a novel approach for some judges today, he applied the Constitution and found that the government has overstepped it's authority, plain and simple.
"Resist, we much. Weï»¿ must, and we much. About that, be committed."
Yes, they tried, but this guy got it right. And this ruling is the only one that matters right now. That is, until the SC gets a hold of it.
Exactly! Back & forth between judges, so none of their "rulings" really mean a thing right now.
This version is short and to the point:
The Vinson decision appears to be out of the judicial mainstream. So far, 12 federal judges, according to the White House, have dismissed such cases and two judges have upheld the law. One court has ruled the "individual responsibility" provision is unconstitutional but not the entire act. Nevertheless, this decision insures the US Supreme Court will have the final say.
While appeals are pending, nothing stops the U.S. from enforcing the health-care legislation outside of those districts where part or all of it has been invalidated, Presser said. >>
That doesn't sound right to me, but I'm no lawyer. How can a federal court strike down a law as unconstitutional, but it only applies to a portion of the country?
"Judge Vinson did rule the Act remains in effect until the appeal process has ended. "
According to the Ms. article, it was the judge who decided to keep the law in effect during the appeal process.