Judge Vinson on The Obamacare Hotseat
Twenty states say there is no suitable legal foundation for obamacare.
U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson is being pursued by 20 states to issue a summary judgment throwing out obamacare without a full trial. The argument is that it violates people’s rights by forcing them to buy health insurance or face penalties.
David Rivkin, an attorney for the states, says of obamacare, “The act would leave more constitutional damage in its wake than any other statue in our history.”
In a separate case, U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson has already struck down a portion of the law when he sided with the state of Virginia and declared the insurance requirement unconstitutional. That case will likely go to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Meanwhile, attorneys for obama want Vinson to issue a summary judgement on their behalf, arguing the 20 states do not have standing to challenge the law.
I tend to think that the 20 states have done their homework and do have a valid challenge. It would be obama’s way to just dismiss anyone who does not agree with him.
So, it may be cold outside, but you will find Judge Vinson sitting on a hot seat!