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New Greatest Legal Mind Cites Tea Party In Striking Down Health Care
Judge Roger Vinson of Federal District Court in Pensacola, FL is the latest jurist in the land to declare the 2010 health care reform package unconstitutional. Sure, nothing will ever compare to the first time, but it still feels pretty good, right? And these judges get better at it as they have more experience on top of this law. This Vinson guy, for example, even cited the Boston Tea Party in his decision. A shout-out to his homies, if you will. Also, while that wimpy Virginia judge may have just stuck the tip into the health care law, Vinson went all out. HOME PLATE: "Because the individual mandate is unconstitutional and not severable, the entire Act must be declared void." This judge wins at denying people access to health care until a new greatest legal mind ever is born to us on this dear planet.
At a time when there is virtually unanimous agreement that health care reform is needed in this country, it is hard to invalidate and strike down a statute titled "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act."
But in the end, he had to. Because he's famous now, mother fuckers! [ Weigel ]