Florida District Judge Hints that Obamacare Is UnconstitutionalWilliam Watkins • Saturday December 18, 2010 6:05 AM PDT •
Right now the score card is 2 judges in favor and one against the insurance mandate. According to reports, it might soon be 2-2.
This report is from the New York Times:
In a three-hour hearing, the judge, Roger Vinson of Federal District Court, said the law’s requirement that most Americans obtain insurance, a provision that takes effect in 2014, would constitute “a giant expansion” of the court’s traditional application of the Commerce Clause of the Constitution.
“People have always exercised the freedom to choose whether to buy or not buy a commercial product,” the judge said, noting that he had been uninsured and paid out of pocket when his first son was born.