Saturday, May 14, 2011

Health Care Law - #2899 - Del. Bob Marshall: The People's Assault Against Obamacare: A Report from U.S. Court of Appeals - Red State Virginia (2) Heritage Files Brief Opposing Obamacare's Individual Mandate - Heritage Foundation

This is Del Bob Marshall’s account of Tuesday’s events in th 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. It is extremely interesting, informative, entertaining and definitely worth the read. The People’s Assault Against Obamacare: A Report from the U.S. Court of Appeals What a day!  On (Tuesday, May 10, 2011) my dear wife, Cathy and I sat for hours in a jam-packed Richmond federal courtroom to listen to President Obama’s Justice Department attorneys defend Obamacare in separate two lawsuits. We sat next to the Richmond Times Dispatch artist drawing the sketches you may have seen as to what happened in the courtroom. This was the first time we attended this type of Cecil B DeMille-judicial production and we found it fascinating! And, to think that the Commonwealth’s standing to sue the federal government – laying the ground work for a case which will end up in the US Supreme Court – is largely based on the Virginia Health Care Freedom Act — a bill I introduced. Read more......

Heritage Files Brief Opposing Obamacare's Individual Mandate - Heritage Foundation - Yesterday, The Heritage Foundation filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, reiterating Heritage’s opposition to the individual mandate that is a key piece of the Obamacare statute. This is the first time we have ever filed such a brief—as far anyone around here can remember. But we had no other choice. In its merits brief before the appeals court, the U.S. government quoted a 21-year-old statement by a Heritage Foundation policy expert supporting an individual mandate for health insurance, when Heritage’s view today is to the contrary.  It all goes back to late January, when federal judge Roger Vinson ruled in a 26-state challenge to Obamacare that the law’s individual mandate forcing Americans to purchase government-approved health insurance is unconstitutional.  Read more.........

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