Michigan, Ohio, and Obamacare

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?

8 replies
  1. Gary J
    Gary J says:

    so far obama has pretty much gotten his way. There are many ways around something that you “think” is legal. All anyone with half a brain can do now is wait on Nov. 2012. Ct will never change so we have to depend on other states to carry the load and pull harder at the polls.

  2. Eric
    Eric says:

    Obama may have gotten his way thus far, but he’s been building his house on sand. ?True changes are coming, and not the phony-balony crap that Barry the politico has tried to pawn off on us. ??

  3. crystal4
    crystal4 says:

    “The layman’s constitutional view is that what he likes is constitutional and that which he doesn’t like is unconstitutional.”
    — Justice Hugo Black

  4. Law-AbidingCitizen
    Law-AbidingCitizen says:

    The courts are never easy to predict. We are once again witnessing legislation being interpreted by the courts as being constitutionally sound. I know that ObamaCare is not constitutional in my mind; however, the Supreme Court may well have a difference of opinion. With it’s present composition, it is not easy to fortell; if Obama ever gets his way, he will stack the court with hardcore leftists, most likely socialists. With that in mind, I would rather have this court decide on ObamaCare’s legality. (The devil we know.) We can only trust they can decide what the founding fathers meant by? “. . . life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”. I don’t find ObamaCare written anywhere in the constitution.

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