Federal Judge in FL Declares Healthcare Law 'Void'

A federal judge in Pensacola, FL on Monday threw out as unconstitutional the entire Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act because of the inseverable individual mandate provision that requires people to carry health insurance or else pay a penalty.

2 comments on "Federal Judge in FL Declares Healthcare Law 'Void'"
Tyco Brahe (2/3/2011 at 1:55 PM)

Judicial Activism at its most political. I can understand saying that the mandate might be unconstitutional, but to throw out the entire law made no legal sense. In fact, judges tend to keep much of laws intact even if part of it are [INVALID] unconstitutional. What can we expect, when we see while reading through his opinion, that one of the citations of his judgement is an editorial from the Wall Street Journal.
Mike Stewart (2/1/2011 at 9:28 AM)

Perhaps while the judge is in this mood he can throw out the mandate for individuals to pay taxes. MS


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