Obama Administration In Court To Defend Healthcare Overhaul
June 9, 2011 by Special To Personal Liberty
Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal is headed back to court to defend President Barack Obama’s controversial healthcare overhaul.
Katyal will be in Atlanta at the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to explain why the law, which was signed in March 2010, is Constitutional, despite the claims of 26 States to the contrary, reports Fox News. In addition, the news source reports that the largest small-business group in America also claims that the law is unConstitutional.
In January, U.S. District Court Judge Roger Vinson in Florida struck down the law, saying that the mandate that each individual in the U.S. purchase health insurance was unConstitutional.
“The act imposes a direct mandate upon individuals to obtain health insurance, marking by all accounts the first time in our nation’s history that Congress has required individuals to enter into commerce as a condition of living in the United States,” former Bush administration Solicitor General Paul Clement stated, reports the news provider.
Chief Judge Joel Dubina, Judge Frank Hull and Judge Stanley Marcus will hear the appeal of the ruling presented by Katyal, reports Reuters.