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6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholds PPACA

Unity

Living in Ikoria
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We've seen some courts agree/disagree with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at this point, but from what the AP article linked below says, this is the first ruling on it from a federal appeals court.

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Thoughts on this ruling? Is it significant because it is at the federal level this time?

Also, according to who I think is a University of Richmond law professor, Carl Tobias' quote in the interview: a somewhat conservative judge (Sutton) delivered the decisive vote and basically agreed with another judge (Martin) while carefully choosing words in summarizing his thoughts. Is this also significant on a political level?
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Just wanted to also add a link to this article that was in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch today...it kind of summarizes everything in a more clear/simplified way, talks about how two other appeal cases are getting more attention than this one, etc.

U.S. appeals court backs federal health care law
 
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CaptainObvious

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I just want to point this was an Appelate decision, those links you provided, Pro, are from a lower federal court.
 

Unity

Living in Ikoria
Staff member
And actually, Pro, I do remember us discussing these. I'm sure about the Florida ruling because in looking at the article I remembered the name of Judge Vinson. I feel like I remember Virginia, but I can't say the same about remembering Judge Hudson's name.

The VA ruling was from December, and the Florida one from January...I only posted this because of what I had said in the first sentence in the OP,
We've seen some courts agree/disagree with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at this point, but from what the AP article linked below says, this is the first ruling on it from a federal appeals court.
There will be more court decisions coming down the road, for sure...this isn't anything final in terms of the legal battles that exist. It was just a significant ruling because it was at the federal level, and because it involved a judge that had a conservative reputation voting in favor of PPACA.
 
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