View Full Version : Florida Judge Orders Obama Administration to Expedite Health Care Appeal

03-03-2011, 08:43 PM
From FoxNews.com:

The Florida judge who ruled against President Obama's health care law on Wednesday ordered the administration to expedite its appeal, if it plans to, within seven days.

District Judge Roger Vinson, who issued his original decision on Jan. 31, ruled then that the individual mandate in the new law is unconstitutional, and since it is basically the entire linchpin of the law, he declared the remainder of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act void.
The administration went back to Vinson to ask for clarification of his ruling. Vinson on Wednesday responded to the request by granting their motion -- and ordering the government to go either to the appellate court or immediately to the Supreme Court (http://www.foxnews.com/topics/politics/supreme-court.htm#r_src=ramp).

"Almost everyone agrees that the constitutionality of the act is an issue that will ultimately have to be decided by the Supreme Court of the United States. It is very important to everyone in this country that this case move forward ... as soon as practically possible," Vinson said.

Vinson added that his summary judgment is stayed pending appeal, a small victory for opponents of the law who said the motion to clarify was an attempt to buy some time or delay the progress of the case out of Florida since many of the 26 states announced they would not proceed with implementing the law.

Vinson apparently agreed with the critics' assessment.

"During the four-plus weeks since entry of my order, the defendants have seemingly continued to move forward and implement the act. ... While I believe that my order was as clear and unambiguous as it could be, it is possible that the defendants may have perhaps been confused or misunderstood its importAccordingly, I will attempt to synopsize the 78-page order and clarify its intended effect."

03-03-2011, 11:18 PM
Good video here (http://www.hapblog.com/2011/03/video-fox-news-megyn-kelly-and-shannon.html) from HotAirPundit explaining the judge's order and the reasons why the DoJ is stalling.

I was very happy to see Judge Vinson's order today!!

03-06-2011, 01:16 AM
Sounds like a very good judge to me. He is telling the Government to get the constitutionality cleared up. He isnt actually condemning anything except the fact they are stalling in getting it assessed...and they are stalling coz they dont know if they would win a case in the Supreme Court...and if they loose...Well...Checks and Ballences my dear Democrats...Checks and Ballence :laugh: