A federal judge today dismissed your Justice Department’s motion to dismiss Virginia’s case against Obamacare.
Georgia is part of a 20 state lawsuit using a similar defense, that the federal government does not have the constitutional power to enact many if not most of the parts of Obama’s heath care reform initiatives. The judge rules that it is an open constitutional question:
While this case raises a host of complex constitutional issues, all seem to distill to the single question of whether or not Congress has the power to regulate – and tax – a citizen’s decision not to participate in interstate commerce. Neither the U.S. Supreme Court nor any circuit court of appeals has squarely addressed the issue.
If I did this correctly, you can read the decision here. For now, consider the constitutionality of Obamacare officially under review.