Virginia says let’s cut to the chase and have the USSC decide Obamacare
Virginia is not content to wait for the courts to grind their way up to the USSC while the Obama administration ignores them and cotinues to implement Obamacare:
RICHMOND – Virginia will ask that the U.S. Supreme Court immediately review the state’s constitutional challenge to the federal health-care overhaul, a rare legal request to bypass appeals and ask for early intervention from the nation’s highest court, Attorney General Ken T. Cuccinelli II said Thursday.
Cuccinelli (R) said that conflicting court decisions about the law’s constitutionality have created sufficient uncertainty about implementation of the sweeping law to justify speeding Supreme Court review.
The Justice Department will oppose the motion, saying that the case should be fully heard by lower courts before the Supreme Court takes action.
Now this is an unusual move and I don’t believe it would have happened had it not been for the Obama Administration acting in a Jacksonian manner toward the Federal ruling that the mandate to buy health insurance in Obamacare is unconstitutional. It’s quite telling of how little this administration is trusted that Virginia made this move. I applaud Virginia and hope more states will take this course.