The judge who handed down this decision was appointed by Reagan and his opinion is a recipe for eventual servitude:
"The right to be free from federal regulation is not absolute, and yields to the imperative that Congress be free to forge national solutions to national problems, no matter how local -- or seemingly passive -- their individual origins," he wrote. The fact that Congress may have never issued an individual mandate to purchase something before, a central argument for many opposing the law, "seems to us a political judgment rather than a recognition of constitutional limitations," he wrote.
This is what passes for learned opinion in the courts these days. A "political judgment?" If there was ever a constitutional question to be decided, it is with the mandate. And how about that strawman argument with regards to federal regulation? Who said anything anywhere about being "free" of federal regulation? The argument is that the regulation goes too far - a simple concept that escaped this idiot judge.
Brace yourself for some bad news from SCOTUS on Obamacare. Historically, the Supremes look very closely at appellate decisions for guidance. The tally is not good - 3 out of 5 appeals cases have come down in favor of Obamacare. This does not bode well for the case now before the Supreme Court.
Corrected: Reagan appointed Judge Silberman, not Bush 41.