Federal Judge Rules Health Care Law Violates Constitution
A federal judge in Pensacola, Fla., ruled that the entire
health care overhaul enacted last year was void because one
provision, requiring nearly all Americans to obtain health
insurance, was unconstitutional.
A previous decision in a Virginia case found that the mandate
provision was unconstitutional, but did not say that it
necessarily affected the whole law’s validity. In two other
cases tried so far, the law passed muster.
As in the Virginia case, the judge in Pensacola stayed his
decision pending an appeal, which could take more than a year
to decide, so the law remains in effect for now.
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The news that Kagan will bow out of an unexpectedly large number of cases sent attorneys and legal scholars scrambling as the first day of the court’s new term began Monday. Observers are trying to determine how major case law could be affected by not having a ninth justice on the bench for as many of the 25 cases that the court has agreed to hear so far this year.
The court is expected to agree to hear another 25 to 35 cases this term, and it is possible that Kagan will recuse herself from some of those cases as well.
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> Oh, Baloney, Judge Sotomayor!
By Don White
In an AP story about a Senate Judiciary panel questioning the next female Judge of the Supreme Court, Judge Sonja Sotomayor denied bias in her ‘wise Latina’ remarks. To that I would like to say, it’s just more Puetro Rican and “Chicago Kaupunki,” or more mildly, it’s out and out “baloney!”
She has started off just as Barak Obama started off, lying to the public. What’s worse, it constitutes lying to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee entrusted in approving her for lifetime duty in the highest court of the land, the Supreme Court.
Even that statement is not correct. She may quit before she dies if she likes. And I would prefer she made her tenure short. She is a smart Latina judge who is bound to apply the weight of her votes to build up the Latin American community, not the entire citizenry of the United States. But she will swear to live according to the law, that is rule independently but by a strict adherence to the Constitution, but she won’t. But once she’s in, she won’t be impeached, even if she deserves to be — not by the current Democrat-dominate Senate.
America has been given a life sentence with this biased woman.
The AP said Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor firmly denied racial bias Tuesday at her Senate confirmation hearing and said an oft-criticized remark about her Hispanic heritage affecting judicial decisions was a rhetorical device gone awry.
“Gone awry?” Since when do the utterances of intelligent people, people with law dregrees and many years as judge behind her, “go awry?”
She said what she meant, and she meant what she said. It’s as simple as that. Yet the blind-as-bat senators on that panel can’t find fault in her? Are they afraid of offending their Latin constituents? I believe so. How about their being afraid of offending the major of Americans, the white and black contingency?
If Senators are afraid of the Latin vote and vote her in for that reason, they themselves should be impeached for failing to live up to their senate oath, that is to live up to the oath as it was during Lincoln’s tenure during the Civil War. I will print the entire article regarding this in a forthcoming or new blog.
>By Don White
I blogged about the Sotomayor reversal in my blog, “Madoff Gets 150 Years, Sotomayor Overturned,”Political Disconnect this morning. Please click over to that story when you finish this one.
If you believe as I do, that qualification should be the only criteria for promoting anyone, then you should like what the Supreme Court did today. They overturned a Sotomayor ruling in Appeals Court that would have made a mockery out of a city’s promotion policies. Had the Supreme Court not have overturned this Latina from Porto Rico today, the very person who would be a Supreme Court jurist, people in similar positions in municipality jobs across the nation could not count on competence as the sole criteria for promotion.
Democrats, those far left people who lack logic and reason, wanted the fiction which we should abolish called Affirmative Action to rule the day. It did not, and maybe it has gone a long way toward forever burying the notion that black men should be given job preferences simply because they’re black.
If I were Jewish or Mormon, I would not be given rights others don’t have, that is to get a job I’m not qualified for just because there is a long history in America and in the world of religious discrimination against these two religions. Affirmative Action has run its course. When were civil rights given to Blacks. It started following the Civil War when they were freeded in about 1865, almost 150 years ago. The Civil Rights law of the sixties put another nail into the coffin of discrimination, and that was over 40 years ago.
Even blacks who have accomplished things in this country look at Affirmative Action as a millstone placed on the shoulders of black people. It doesn’t help black people, it gives them a crutch. Judge Sotomayor was not qualified to get into an Ivy League university because of her IQ, SAT scores, and high school performance. But due to Affirmative Action, she was preferred above better qualified students of other races to receive a superior education.
That kind of reverse discrimination has got to stop! And it appears the Supreme Court has driven a small nail into that coffin, too.
Whether it will end there is uncertain, given the fact President Obama has a chance during the next while to put a majority of liberals on the court, and that could change everything. If he can’t ruin America one way, he will do it another way.
>Reverse discrimination is what Sonja Sotomayor is about.
She discriminated over those dozen or so white (one Latin) firemen who passed all the tests for administrative promotions and were refused. This is outrageous and, alone, should be cause for the U.S. Senate to reject this Obama nominee.
When the firemen went into Judge Sotomayor’s appeals court, she turned them down because there weren’t any black men in that group.
That’s reverse discrimination of the worst kind. When people are prepared, pass a test, and meet every requirement including having the necessary time in position, they should get the promotion regardless of skin color. Most blacks agree with that statement. Discrimination is not the job of the court.
It’s been too long since the Civil War for the U.S. to still be discriminating against white folks just to salve the injustices of the past. All of those people have long since passed on, and you can’t take care of them in their graves.
How long must we put up with this kind of injustice? Well, Barak Obama believes we white people haven’t suffered long enough because now he’s nominated a Latino who is going to rule just as he would if he were on the Supreme Court. George Will wrote about this nominee, Sonja Sotomayor, in this morning’s Washington Post. I wrote a comment, which I’m including below along with several other comments.