States can now proceed in taking legal action against a bad law that was badly enacted and passed (remember “You have to pass it so you can find out what’s in it“?):
U.S. states can proceed with their lawsuit seeking to overturn President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare reform law, a Florida judge ruled on Thursday.
U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson had already indicated at a hearing last month that he could not uphold parts of a motion by the Justice Department to dismiss the lawsuit, led by Florida and 19 other states.
Ace is giving this one the flaming skull inside the cup of pudding:
Ed Anger (heh) tipped it in the comments.
Florida Northern District Senior Judge Roger Vinson on Thursday ruled that two of those six counts can proceed. Aside from the count targeting the individual insurance requirement, Vinson said a constitutional challenge to the law’s Medicaid expansion — which critics consider an unfunded mandate for states — can also move forward.