OBAMA CHECKED BY THE CONSTITUTION ON HEALTH CARE – FOR NOW
By Attorney Eugene J. Koprowski
Back in the 1930s, the New Deal was derailed, temporarily, by a federal court case. On Monday, President Obama’s ambitious agenda to make American health care as efficient and effective as Fidel Castro’s was also derailed — but only for the time being.
A federal judge appointed by President George W. Bush, Judge Henry Hudson, in Richmond, Va.,ruled as expected on Dec. 13 on a case brought by the brilliant Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) about nine months ago, on the day that Obama signed the Obamacare law.
The judge ruled — correctly in my opinion as a legal scholar — the federal government does not have the right to force citizens of Virginia to buy health insurance.