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File an appeal already, Bondi tells White House

by Dara Kam | February 24th, 2011

Attorney General Pam Bondi called President Obama’s administration’s request for clarification in a ruling overturning the federal health care law a delay tactic and urged the president to file an appeal to move the case along to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Bondi yesterday asked U.S. District Court Judge Roger Vinson to reject the Justice Department’s request for clarification of his ruling that the health care law is unconstitutional. Some states, including Florida, have halted implementation of the law while awaiting an ultimate decision by the Supreme Court.

“Department of Justice’s motion to clarify is merely an attempt to delay the process when the order clearly required a halt to implementation,” Bondi said in a statement.

Vinson’s order amounts to an injunction on the health care law in Florida and the 25 other states in the lawsuit, Bondi said.

“Our memorandum states that time is of the essence in this matter, and the Court should deny the defendants’ motion for clarification as well as their thinly disguised request for a stay,” she said. “Everyone knows this case will ultimately be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, and the Department of Justice should join us in seeking an expedited appeals process. This issue is too important for delay, and we urge the
President to file an appeal in the appropriate appellate court, as was done in Virginia and Michigan. It is in the country’s best interest to present this case before the U.S. Supreme Court as soon as possible.”

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6 Responses to “File an appeal already, Bondi tells White House”

  1. Robbery Says:

    When the President and Congress exempted themselves from ObamaCare, we all should have known how bad it would be.

    Time to get everyone on the same healthcare page and time for Congress and the President to contribute to their healthcare costs.

    NO more on the shoulders of all taxpaying citizens.

  2. Biill Neubauer Says:

    Pam Bondi is right but doesn’t go far enough. Considering the far-flung effect of the Obamacare law on the whole nation, the Supreme Court should reach out and snatch the case and make a prompt decision. That court didn’t stall for months to intrude into the 2000 election law and its Denouement in Florida. This is probably more important than that one. That 2000-word plus law has been available to the court for months. They should grab it and rule NOW!

  3. No more lax ethics!! Says:

    I agree with Miss Bondi in the Obamacare lawsuit. However, I don’t think it is right for her to use State workers during business hours to walk her dog! Her own employee, Jason Gonzalez, walks her big St. Bernard all around downtown for everyone to see. That is just wrong Miss Bondi! Where are your ethics? And, why would you ever think that it is alright to use State resources this way? Do like the rest of us and pay someone who doesn’t work for you to come take your dog out!! Not only that, but he drives her everywhere. I don’t recall any provision for the TAXPAYERS to provide a driver for the Attorney General. She should know better!

  4. PFM Says:

    You don’t believe its right for everyone to have to have health care. Then you complain that health care cost is getting too high. Everyone knows one of the major reason is because the companies say, I repeat they say, they have to charge us who have healthcare more to make up for those that use services and can’t or won’t pay. Amazing how some of you are just clueless of the real world.

  5. MMac Says:

    What’s her hurry? She’s never practiced in Federal Court and she can’t personally handle the appeal in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals or the U.S. Supreme Court since she is not licensed to practice in either Court! We should have elected a REAL lawyer like Dan Gelber!!

  6. Kevin Says:

    She is a partisan political hack with serious ethics problems. So far the score on the health care law appeals is 2 for Obama and one for the republicans. There is still every possibility that it could be decided without the Supreme courts intervention. The 2K Bush V Gore ruling destroyed the credibility of the court for many. The Florida republicans have no right to delay implementation of the preliminary provisions in the law and her delay will end in the state being fined for non compliance.

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