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Oral arguments set in federal health care lawsuit

by Dara Kam | March 31st, 2011

A federal appeals court in Atlanta has set June 8 for oral arguments in the the federal health care lawsuit but denied Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi‘s request for a full court hearing.

The fast-tracked lawsuit by 26 states, including Florida, and the National Federal of Independent Businesses is ultimately headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

“We are pleased that the 11th Circuit scheduled oral argument this June, so we can resolve this case and protect Americans’ individual liberties,” Bondi said in a statement. “This case will ultimately be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, and a case of such national importance should have no delay.”

Pensacola U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson in January ruled the health overhaul unconstitutional, saying the U.S. Commerce Clause did not allow the federal government to require every citizen to buy insurance or pay a penalty. Doing so would give the federal government such sweeping powers that it could force its citizens to eat broccoli, he contended.

Vinson, who is based in Pensacola, declared the entire health act invalid.

Earlier this month Vinson put a stay on his ruling while the appeals proceed – meaning the health act could continue to be implemented – but gave the White House a week to appeal. President Obama’s administration filed the appeal on March 9.

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6 Responses to “Oral arguments set in federal health care lawsuit”

  1. mike Says:

    pam bondi is a friggin t-bagger. she needs to go.

  2. Rush Says:

    Too bad our Attorney General has not only NEVER argued before the Federal Appeals Court—she is not even licensed to practice in Federal Court. We should have elected a real lawyer as Attorney General (Gelber).

  3. Nascar Dad Says:

    Mikey, tea baggers are going to rule your existence and be a pain in your liberal butt for the rest of your life. Live with it.

  4. Nascar Dad Says:

    Rush, Bondi won’t be making the argument. Lawyers experienced in these matters hired by the states and NFIB will do that. You libs don’t have a clue how things work, but keep talking like you do. Ignorance is bliss, I guess.

  5. Educator Says:

    I wish they would just admit that they are Fascists! I am a Socialist and they are Fascists!

  6. Citizen X Says:

    Interesting and hypocritical at the same time is the fact that the nut jobs who are against government sponsored healthcare are in favor of government forcing everyone to register for war service (selective service is the law of the land). These slime bags are ready to have the government force citizens to sacrifice anyone’s life to save their own in a time of war but at the same time refuse to have the government help keep people healthy. If the government has the right to force a citizen to register for war duty then the government has the right to levy a tax to keep such people healthy in case they are called up for war service.

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