Re: Vinson Stays Ruling

by Robert VerBruggen

More details via SCOTUSblog:

A Florida federal judge who struck down all of the new federal health care law ordered the Obama Administration on Thursday to stop enforcing any part of the 2,700 page statute — but then immediately put his ruling on hold on condition that the Administration move quickly to appeal to a higher court — a federal appeals court or the Supreme Court.  The Administration, however, has already indicated that it prefers to have all of the cases on the new law’s constitutionality proceed first through appeals courts, before going on to the Supreme Court.  U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson of Pensacola issued his new 20-page ruling in response to a Justice Department plea that he clarify his earlier decision.

Last month, I wrote about the controversy over whether Vinson’s ruling blocked implementation here.

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