Nothing is in stone yet but it looks like Obamacare is well on its way to the Supreme Court (finally). And assuming the justices know how to read, I can only assume that it will be overturned as it is clearly unconstitutional for the Federal government to force a citizen to do anything, much less buy anything.
From the Politico:
The Obama administration chose not to ask the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to re-hear a pivotal health reform case Monday, signaling that it’s going to ask the Supreme Court to decide whether President Barack Obama’s health reform law is constitutional.
The move puts the Supreme Court in the difficult position of having to decide whether to take the highly politically charged case in the middle of the presidential election.
The Justice Department is expected to ask the court to overturn an August decision by a panel of three judges in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals that found the law’s requirement to buy insurance is unconstitutional. The suit was brought by 26 states, the National Federation of Independent Business, and several individuals.
Since the ruling, the Justice Department had until Monday to ask the entire 11th Circuit to review the case. Administration lawyers didn’t file the paperwork by the 5 p.m. deadline, so the ruling would stand unless the Justice Department asks the Supreme Court to step in.
The petition isn’t due until November, and the administration could get an extension.
Now, I’m not sure why Obama would not ask the 11th circuit to re-hear the case but if he’s the constitutional expert that the media would have you believe then it can’t be because he’s over confident.