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SCOTUS To Decide To Hear VA ObamaCare Suit Today?

Posted on | April 15, 2011 | 4 Comments

by Smitty (h/t Theo Spark)

Read the whole thing at the American Spectator:

. . .occasionally the justices receive a “petition for certiorari before judgment” asking them to consider the decision of some District Court before it has been reviewed by a Court of Appeals. Friday’s conference schedule includes consideration of one such petition, filed pursuant to Commonwealth of Virginia v. Sebelius.
The Virginia case was, of course, the first legal challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in which the Department of Justice (DOJ) received a major defeat.

This is the next step in this Big Effing Deal moving though the public digestive system, so that its true aroma and nature can stand fully revealed.

In response to Cuccinelli’s petition, the DOJ filed a brief in opposition claiming that Virginia had provided no good reason for “short-circuiting” the appellate process. The Court does, of course, have practical and philosophical reasons not to meddle with the normal appeals process, but its procedural rules allow it to do so if a case is of “imperative public importance.” Ironically, the DOJ’s brief actually concedes that the constitutionality of the individual mandate “is undoubtedly an issue of great public importance.”

The good reason, of course, is that there is a sizable price tag for the steamer known as ObamaCare.
This is just another brick in the wall of reasons why Eric Holder should be fired and relegated to the graveyard shift at some convenience store, where the workload may be commensurate with his abilities.


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