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I am an attorney and beg to differ with your conclusion that despite a federal judge ruling against the entire ObamaCare bill that it stays in effect until it is appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. That is definitely not the law of the land. The judge has handed down a ruling that states all parts of the bill are unconstitutional.
And have you thought of the possibility that the Supreme Court will refuse to hear this case? Also, in that case the ruling in Florida would rule over anything Eric Holder or Barak Obama might say and try to do. When a law is under a court ruling declaring it unconstitutional the law is specific. Until and unless it is ruled constitutional by the Supreme Court it is unconstitutional and that could take a year to resolve, or it could refuse to hear the case, which is quite common with this court. End of report. Any attempt by the Obama administration to disavow or ignore the ruling would be in violation of the court ruling and could land Mr. Holder et al in jail for contempt of court. A president is not all powerful. He cannot, with impunity, ignore a court order of this magnitude.
When a Federal Judge brings a ruling it is improper civil procedure for him to, as you suggest, “stay his opinion pending appeal.” That is improper civil procedure and if you persist in reporting this lie you are guilty of a gross misrepresentation and false reporting, which has been done time and time again by the New York Times in the last fifty years. There was a time when you could rely on the infallibility of The NY Times, but not any longer. It has become a political tool of the left.
The court ruled and the ruling is final until overturned. Which part of the American jurisprudence system don’t you people understand? Get your own legal counsel involved immediately and have them give you a legal opinion before you continue on your errant ways of misleading the public, I would expect you would print a retraction immediately.
Apparently, the Obama Administration believes it is above the law. The law in this country is made by three branches of government and can be overruled as unconstitutional at any time by a Federal or Supreme Court Judge. One or the other, it is the same,
Until or unless the Federal Judge’s ruling of unconstitutionality is overturned. the current status is that there is no law. To resurrect it requires a formal appeal to the Supreme court and a favorable ruling on that appeal. Until then, the law is suspended, null and void, and Obama and Holder and their people likewise should suspend all efforts to continue as if it was still the law of the land.
They knew their Health Care Bill was suspect from the get-go, yet they acted as if it was the law – which is irrational – and went onward and upward with their insanity, misleading the public and making plans as if this would never receive judicial review.
Donald M. White, JD, Orlando, FL
Windermere, Florida 34786
From: NYTimes.com News Alert
Sent: Mon, January 31, 2011 3:26:30 PM
Subject: News Alert: Federal Judge Rules Health Care Law Violates Constitution
Breaking News Alert
The New York Times
Mon, January 31, 2011 — 3:25 PM ET
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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