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  • U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson in Florida has ruled President Obama's health care law unconstitutional. (AP Photo)

    Feds appeal judge's health care ruling

    The Obama administration has appealed a judge's ruling that found the federal overhaul of the health care system unconstitutional.

  • Illustration: Higher justice by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    MARTIN: Not above the law

    The legal immorality of the Obama administration and its Department of Justice now stands fully exposed. And even some lawyers are shocked.

  • Illustration: Obamacare trashed

    WOLF: Obamacare vital signs starting to fade

    Obamacare is living on borrowed time, and even its most ardent supporters are beginning to realize it. That's why they're racing to implement - and entrench - as much of the plan as possible before the laws of economics and the laws of the land and voters catch up. They're like a deadbeat renter starting a remodeling project after being evicted but before the police escort them from the premises in hopes that it gives them squatter's rights. Meanwhile, two unrelated but devastating events have caused the ground to shake beneath the feet of Obamacare supporters.

  • Political Scene

    A federal judge who declared President Obama's health care overhaul unconstitutional ruled Thursday that states must continue implementing it while the case makes its way through the appeals process.

  • Correcting Obamacare overreach

    In time, U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson of the Northern District of Florida will some day be seen as a national hero. In the clearest manner, he has combated an unbridled attempt to wreak havoc on our system of government despite limits set by the Founding Fathers to allow our freedom to flourish.

  • Struck-down bill is dead, for now

    Judge Roger Vinson of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida did not say "Mr. Obama can continue to implement the law while the case winds its way through the appeals courts toward an eventual Supreme Court showdown," as stated in the Feb. 1 article "Judge strikes down health care law" (Page 1).

  • Clarifying Obamacare's status

    There have been incidents where it has appeared that the Obama administration has done everything it could to thwart our Constitution and the balancing provisions the three branches of government have followed for hundreds of years.

  • Illustration: Obamacare by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    TYRRELL: Obamacare's creators sent slithering

    My guess is that Judge Roger Vinson of the U.S. District Court in Pensacola, Fla., is an amateur zoologist. Judge Vinson is the federal judge who ruled Monday that those who confected Obamacare cannot compel the citizenry to buy health insurance. Moreover, he found that the way the 2,700-page law was created, without any "severability clause," makes the entire law unconstitutional. The authors of Obamacare declared that without mandatory insurance, the whole bill was unworkable. Mandatory insurance is not severable from the law. Hence, Judge Vinson threw out the whole law because of the way it was constructed. Now it is up to the Supreme Court to breathe life into this legislation or bury it. I say RIP.

  • Senior U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson, seen here in 2007, declared the Obama administration's health care overhaul unconstitutional Monday, siding with 26 states that sued to block it, saying that people can't be required to buy health insurance. (AP Photo/Pensacola News Journal, Tony Giberson)

    Judge rules against health law, cites Obama's words

    In ruling against President Obama's health care law, federal Judge Roger Vinson used Mr. Obama's own position from the 2008 campaign against him, when the then-Illinois senator argued there were other ways to achieve reform short of requiring every American to purchase insurance.

  • **FILE** President Obama addresses the Families USA 16th Annual Health Action Conference in Washington on Jan. 28, 2011. Families USA is an consumer advocacy health care organization. (Associated Press)

    Judge strikes down health care law

    Quoting James Madison and Thomas Jefferson as authorities, a federal judge in Florida ruled Monday that Congress breached the Constitution when it passed the health care law, dealing the broadest rejection yet to President Obama's signature initiative.

  • **FILE** President Obama addresses the Families USA 16th Annual Health Action Conference in Washington on Jan. 28, 2011. Families USA is an consumer advocacy health care organization. (Associated Press)

    Fla. judge strikes down Obama health care overhaul

    A federal judge ruled Monday that the Obama administration's health care overhaul is unconstitutional, siding with 26 states that sued to block it.

  • 20 states ask judge to throw out Obama health law

    Attorneys for 20 states fighting the new federal health care law told a judge Thursday it will expand the government's powers in dangerous and unintended ways.

  • 20 states ask judge to throw out Obama health law

    Attorneys for 20 states fighting the new federal health care law told a judge Thursday it will expand the government's powers in dangerous and unintended ways.

  • Health care law back in court

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) | Attorneys for 20 states fighting the new federal health care law told a judge Thursday it will expand the government's powers in dangerous and unintended ways.

  • Sarah Guichard, dressed as the Mad Hatter from "Alice in Wonderland," attends this year's Comic-Con in San Diego. (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: In Obamacare Wonderland

    Legal arguments for Obamacare's individ -ual mandate fail the "Alice in Wonder- land" test and the duck test. In two court challenges to the law in the past 11 days and a court hearing today on a third, the Obama administration's legal position is fading faster than the Cheshire Cat.

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