U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson had said at a hearing last month that he would block efforts by the Justice Department to dismiss the lawsuit, led by Florida and 19 other states.
“In this order, I have not attempted to determine whether the line between constitutional and extraconstitutional government has been crossed,” Vinson, of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, wrote in his ruling.
“I am only saying that … the plaintiffs have at least stated a plausible claim that the line has been crossed,” Vinson said.
Opponents of Obama’s overhaul of the $2.5 trillion U.S. healthcare system have said it violates the Constitution by imposing what they consider unlawful taxes and requiring citizens to obtain healthcare coverage, among other issues.
You betcher fuckin’ gavel ‘a line has been crossed’. The Dems ran roughshod over the Constitutional line to ram this socialist nightmare through Congress.
Vinson also said this about the Dem’s legislative lunacy:
Congress should not be permitted to secure and cast politically difficult votes on controversial legislation by deliberately calling something one thing, after which the defenders of that legislation take an “Alice-in-Wonderland” tack and argue in court that Congress really meant something else entirely, thereby circumventing the safeguard that exists to keep their broad power in check,” he wrote.
In other words, over the objection of the American people, the Democrats passed bad legislation in direct violation of the Constitution, representing it as two different things when the occasion suited them.
So far, 20 states—Florida, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Idaho, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Washington—have all filed suit against the socialist intrusion of ObamaCare.