Federal Judge Cites Obama’s 2008 Campaign Position in Obamacare Ruling

Federal Judge Cites Obama’s 2008 Campaign Position Against Forcing People to Buy Health Insurance in His ObamaCare Ruling…

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Someone just got bit in the ass.

(Washington Times) — In ruling against President Obama’s health care law, federal JudgeRoger 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 the idea, stating that ‘if a mandate was the solution, we can try that to solve homelessness by mandating everybody to buy a house,’” Judge Vinson wrote in a footnote toward the end of the 78-page ruling Monday…

The article continues at Weasel Zippers.

Related: Professor Jacobson at Legal Insurrection reviews Judge Vinson’s ruling, Florida Judge Rules Against Obamacare, Injunction Denied As Unnecessary Since Entire Law Unconstitutional

Florida Health Care Mandate Lawsuit – Summary Judgment Order

Update: Ace of Spades HQ,   Obama Admin Must Halt Implementation and Current Enforcement, Absent a Stay Which Has Not Yet Been Granted

And Mark Levin via therightscoop, Obama cannot continue to implement ObamaCare

Update 2: Althouse, Judge Vinson’s utterly mundane opinion striking down the health-care law.

Here‘s the text of Judge Vinson’s opinion in Florida v. United States Department of Health and Human Services. It’s 78 pages long but quite clearly written, and much of it summarizes the Supreme Court case law. If you don’t know the cases, I think you’ll find that part readable. If you do know the cases, I think you’ll find that part easily skimmable. The meat of the opinion begins at the bottom of page 37, and it follows arguments that should be familiar if you’ve been reading about the litigation…

…Judge Vinson has produced a workmanlike application of the Supreme Court case law devoid of flights of creativity, as befits a district court judge.  Politicos who froth about what an extreme activist he is are trying to cow the judiciary into approving of the law because it’s a big fucking deal

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