A Supreme Court Ruling Against the Mandate Unlikely to Be a Political Win for Obama

By: Sunday October 2, 2011 6:35 pm

The Supreme Court will likely rule on the Affordable Care Act in the summer of 2012, just months before the election. If they uphold the constitutionality of the law, that could be a modest political win for the Obama campaign. It would serve to undercut the Republican attack that the law was an “unconstitutional” government overreach. But I strongly disagree with Timothy Noah’s assertion that even an unfavorable Supreme Court ruling would be a political win for Obama. From The New Republic:

 

Judge Orders Stay of Ruling on Constitutionality of Health Care Law

By: Thursday March 3, 2011 1:29 pm

Florida District Court Judge Roger Vinson has ordered a stay on his own ruling voiding the Affordable Care Act because of Constitutional issues. This will allow states and the federal government to continue to implement the health care law while the case is under appeal.

Breaking: Federal Judge Rules Health Care Law Unconstitutional

By: Monday January 31, 2011 12:21 pm

MSNBC reports that Judge Roger Vinson of US District Court in Pensacola Florida has just ruled that the health care reform law enacted last year is unconstitutional

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