Friday, March 4, 2011

Health Care Law - #2692 - Judge Vinson Stays Ruling on Obamacare, But Just for 7 Days - Hot Air (2) Florida Judge Refuses to Halt New Health Care Law - Yahoo News

A mild surprise here, as Judge Roger Vinson’s earlier ruling seemed fairly categorical. If a law is unconstitutional, then implementation should be abandoned, and Vinson’s ruling suggested that no further clarification would be necessary. In his stay, Vinson now appears to press for an expedited Supreme Court review: In his ruling, Vinson repeated what he has said previously — that “the citizens of this country have an interest in having this case resolved as soon as practically possible.”    The White House asked for a clarification. They got a trip to the woodshed instead, and a very short time frame to stop the halt to ObamaCare that Vinson’s ruling creates.  Update: The effect of Vinson’s stay will be indefinite if the DoJ files for an expedited appeal within the seven-day limit. Therefore, there is no need to ask the appeals court or Supreme Court for a further stay. Thanks to Michael G for the correction.  Read more........

Florida Judge Refuses to Halt New Health Care Law - Yahoo News - A federal judge in Florida on Thursday refused to order the Obama administration to stop implementing its far-reaching healthcare law, a small victory for President Barack Obama in his high-stakes effort to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system. But U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson ordered the administration to seek an expedited appellate review within the next week of his January 31 ruling that favored arguments by 26 states that the law's requirement that Americans buy health insurance starting in 2014 or pay a penalty was unconstitutional. Read more........  You would think by reading the headline that District Judge Roger Vinson just gave Obama a big green light to speed ahead on ObamaCare...but you would be wrong. When you actual read THEIR story, it says the judge ORDERED Obama to file an expedited appellate review within one week. What they do not tell you is the judge criticized the administration for failing to file a stay appeal...the normal procedure. He accused them of ignoring his order and declaratory judgement. The real question is what will he do, if they do not file? In essence, the administration really did not want to file in any court, but just continue to ignore the judge and push it's implementation of ObamaCare through out the land.  Article and commentary contributed by Steve Peters.

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