Justice Department To Appeal ObamaCare Ruling

This, obviously, isn’t a surprise:

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Tuesday it would appeal against a federal judge’s ruling that a key provision of the landmark health care reform law was unconstitutional.

“We intend to appeal the district court’s ruling in Virginia to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals,” a spokesman for the Department of Justice told AFP.


“The department believes this case should follow the ordinary course of allowing the courts of appeals to hear it first so the issues and arguments can be fully developed before the Supreme Court decides whether to consider it.”

This means that it will be 2012 at the earliest before the Supreme Court even gets this case, and that a decision may not come down until the end of the 2012-2013 Term.

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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. Dave Schuler says:

    In other news, sun rises in east, sets in west.