Obamacare Wins Another Round in Court
November 08, 2011
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals just issued a decision in the lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act. It looks like a big win for the administration—and, more importantly, for health care reform. I'll have more to say on this later, after I've read the decision more carefully. But I'll share two quick observations. The first is the author of the majority opinion: Judge Laurence Silberman, a Reagan appointee and conservative judge. He's now the second well-known, well-regarded conservative jurist at the Circuit level to uphold the law.
A Radical Ruling from the Bench
August 15, 2011
No, I haven't finished analyzing last week's decision, by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, invalidating the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate.
A Legal Blow to Obamacare—and What It Could Mean
August 12, 2011
On Friday, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in the case against the Affordable Care Act.
Health Reform's Up and Down Day in Court
June 08, 2011
The debate over the Affordable Care Act's constitutionality moved into another courtroom on Wednesday. This time it was a panel of judges from the 11th Circuit, in Atlanta, listening to an appeal of the most sweeping decision of all: Judge Roger Vinson’s decision invalidating not just the individual mandate but the entire law. How’d it go? That really depends on whom you ask.