In ruling against President Obama‘s health care law, federal Judge Roger Vinson used Mr. Obama‘s own position from the 2008 campaign against him, arguing that there are other ways to tackle health care short of requiring every American to purchase insurance. “I note that in 2008, then-Senator Obama supported a health care reform proposal that did not include an individual mandate because he was at that time strongly opposed to […]
President Barack Obama’s health care reform legislation, assailed as an abuse of federal power in a 26-state lawsuit, was ruled unconstitutional by a U.S. judge. U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson in Pensacola, Florida, declared the law unconstitutional in a ruling today. Then- Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum filed suit on behalf of 13 states on March 23, the same day Obama signed into law the legislation intended to provide the […]
The fourth federal judge to rule on President Obama’s health care law is expected to issue his decision from Florida Monday. U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson’s ruling will decide the biggest of the many court challenges to Obama’s hallmark accomplishment, which now has 26 state attorneys general backing the suit. Opponents of the Affordable Care Act specifically target two key aspects of the law. First, that the “individual mandate,” which […]
Read the Ruling Here A federal judge struck down the Obama administration’s health reform law Monday, moving reform’s most significant challenge one step closer to its likely destination: the Supreme Court. In a highly-anticipated suit brought by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, District Judge Henry E. Hudson ruled that the individual mandate to buy health insurance is unconstitutional as it “exceeds the constitutional boundaries of congressional power.” Hudson stopped short […]
Every legal expert in America knows that the battle over marriage has just begun–everyone, it seems, but Judge Vaughn Walker. Now that he’s overturned Proposition 8, Walker says our side has suddenly lost their standing to appeal. To people familiar with the courts and the appellate process, that statement is totally absurd. If the proponents of Prop 8 didn’t have standing, there wouldn’t have been a trial in the first place! A judge can’t strip away a group’s standing when it’s convenient for him. As an open homosexual, I’m sure that Walker would like nothing better than to say, “Case closed!” But that’s not the way our legal system works. If a team of attorneys has standing to defend Proposition 8, then surely they have a right to appeal a ruling abolishing it.
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS) ― Download The Court’s Ruling Overturning Prop. 8 (.pdf) A federal judge in San Francisco has continued his stay of his ruling overturning California’s Prop 8 which banned same-sex marriage, continuing the moratorium on gay and lesbian couples exchanging wedding vows until at least Aug. 18, CBS station KPIX-TV reports. Same-sex couples lined up outside the clerk’s office at San Francisco City Hall to receive marriage certificates as […]
The jury in the corruption trial of Rod Blagojevich has asked the judge for guidance, saying that they are deadlocked on some of the 24 counts in the indictment against the former Illinois governor. Jurors said in a communication to Judge James B. Zagel that they cannot reach agreement on “any given count.” The note read in court on Wednesday said the jury is asking for guidance if they can’t […]
The People spoke, a judge overturns, the people spoke again, a judge overturns again. So is it, “we the people” or “we the Judges”
SAN DIEGO – A federal judge Wednesday ruled that Proposition 8, California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, is unconstitutional.
A New Orleans federal judge lifted the six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling imposed by President Barack Obama following the largest oil spill in U.S. history. Obama temporarily halted all drilling in waters deeper than 500 feet on May 27 to give a presidential commission time to study improvements in the safety of offshore operations. Government lawyers told U.S. District Judge Martin Feldmanthat the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon rig off […]
No. 1 cable news host Bill O’Reilly said Tuesday that he will personally write a check to cover $16,500 in legal costs for the father of a fallen U.S. Marine who sued the members of a church who picketed his son’s funeral. According to news reports, the members of the Westboro Baptist Church, located in Topeka, Kan., believe that God is punishing the United States because of its acceptance of […]