This is something that may be overlooked in Friday’s decision, by the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, holding that the individual mandate of Obamacare is unconstitutional.
What do Michigan and Ohio do?
Michigan and Ohio are two of the four states in the 6th Circuit of the United States Circuit Court of Appeals. On June 29, 2011, the 6th Circuit found the individual mandate to be constitutional in Thomas Moore Law Center v. Obama. Based upon that decision, lower federal courts in Michigan and Ohio are bound to find the individual mandate constitutional.
Thus, to Michigan and Ohio, the individual mandate is constitutional.
However, Michigan and Ohio were two of the 26 states suing the federal government in the recent decision by the 11th Circuit holding that the individual mandate is unconstitutional.
Thus to Michigan and Ohio, the individual mandate is unconstitutional.
Can anyone say United States Supreme Court?