29
Jun
11

constitutional

Think Progress

Steve Benen: In another legal win for the Affordable Care Act, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional … It is the first federal appellate bench to rule on the constitutionality of the reform law.

It’s worth appreciating the fact that the outcome today was by no means assured. The 6th Circuit is considered one of the nation’s more conservative appellate benches, and one of the judges who upheld the constitutionality of the ACA was Judge Jeffrey Sutton, a nominee of George W. Bush, and a former clerk for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Indeed, Sutton, a Federalist Society veteran, has been described as “one of the nation’s leading advocates for conservative states-rights positions.”

Far-right activists hoped, and many assumed, Sutton would be a key ally in overturning the law. He was not. Indeed, he is the first federal judge to consider the legality of the ACA on the merits who “broke ranks” – that is, a conservative judge who sided with the Obama administration’s position.

……It’s hard to see this as anything but a major victory for the law, the administration, and common sense…..

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11 Responses to “constitutional”


  1. 1 Hachikō
    June 29, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Suck it, Michele Bachmann. Try repealing your lying ass.

  2. 2 Doris
    June 29, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Lay it all out there Mr. President. Call their asses out!

  3. 3 Fred
    June 29, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    hooray! 😀 😀

  4. June 29, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    😆 😆 😆 Go get them, Tiger! Oops, I mean ‘Mr. President’. In the midst of the noise, and the constant obstruction, and the lies, and GOP stupidity, and Democratic malaise, and …., and …., some of us know you know what you’re doing! We trust you, Mr President, to continue to do what is right for the entire country, not just for the rich types. ;lol:

    Morning Chipsticks and the Gang! Hope your day is progressing well, wherever you are! I’m going downthread to see if/when the President’s speech is.

  5. 5 globalcitizenlinda
    June 29, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Congratulations President Obama and us the American People!! We the uninsured are depending on you to protect us from the monsters in the health insurance industry.

    One for Team America led by Team Obama

  6. 6 globalcitizenlinda
    June 29, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Horray for us ordinary mortals. Congratulations President Obama and us the American People!! We the uninsured are depending on you to protect us from the monsters in the health insurance industry.

    One for Team America led by Team Obama

  7. 7 globalcitizenlinda
    June 29, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Notice something missing in the media outlets? there is not that regular indication of “breaking news” about this health care ruling. Is this strange or what? Could it be that they are censoring because President Obama’s arguments won this time? consipiracy anyone?

  8. 8 Anonymous
    June 29, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Take That, GOP members of congress, governors, Tea baggers and wanna be prsidential candidates.

    Why do they mess with PBO when it comes to the constitutionality of his decisions, etc.? Do they think that his degress have Walmart on them? Newsflash, he actually earned his law degrees.

  9. 9 Tally
    June 29, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!

  10. 10 S. Holland
    June 29, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    HOORAY HOORAY!!!! Some day these idiots will learn to stop messing with this wonderful man……who knows what he’s doing!!!

  11. 11 utaustinliberal
    June 29, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    I’m glad the 6th Circuit Court made sure to highlight that the purchase of minimum healthcare insurance mandate, is under Congress’s jurisdiction through the Interstate Commerce Clause. This is what I’ve been trying to point to conservatives I know. It’s the same thing as buying car insurance. You are legally required to purchase the minimum coverage and that also falls under the Interstate Commerce Clause which is a valid exercise of legislative power by Congress. I’m also happy that the conservative member of the court ruled in favor of ACA and sucked it big time to repubs!


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