Judge rules key part of Obamacare unconstitutional

This 2010 handout photo provided by US District Judge Henry Hudson, shows Hudson at the court in Richmond, Va. Hudson declared a key provision of the Obama administration's health care law unconstitutional Monday, siding with Virginia's attorney general in a dispute that both sides agree will ultimately be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. (AP Photo)

A federal judge in Washington ruled Monday that a key part of President Barack Obama‘s health care law is unconstitutional because the feds can’t force Americans to buy insurance.

U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson said no court in the nation has expanded the Commerce Clause of the Constitution to allow regulation of an individual’s decision to buy or not to buy a product.

The decision invalidates a key part of Obama’s landmark health care plan and sends the case to the courts where the who issue of mandatory health insurance could become moot.

Several states have already said they have no intention of forcing Americans to buy private health insurance.

The Obama administration is expected to appeal the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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2 Responses to "Judge rules key part of Obamacare unconstitutional"

  1. woody188  December 13, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Finally some semblance of the government we once had. I’d like to see Judge Hudson make a ruling on the PATRIOT Act.

  2. Carl Nemo  December 13, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    I’m enthused with Judge Hudson’s decision based on sound, interpretive logic in relation to the Constitution, but more often than not, the Supremes will indemnify ‘bad law’ from the bench, now being just as corrupt as the Legislative and Executive branches of our government. They are now simply ‘fascista enablers’.

    Regardless, the Solicitor General will use the “Commerce Clause” in some twisted fashion to pull off the government’s coup of the healthcare sector. Of course healthcare orgs are colluding with big government to shake us all down at gunpoint if necssary.

    With 5000 new FDA ‘cops’ coming on line as a function of the “Food Safety Act” SB510, they’ll surely be used for the roundups concerning health insurance ‘slackers’…no? / : |

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solicitor_General_of_the_United_States

    Carl Nemo **==

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