Over the last few weeks some things have happened that make me wonder exactly what Eric Holder and President Barack Obama believe. I will start with the Health care reform. It is well-known that 2 judges have ruled this act unconstitutional. The President and the DOJ like to cite that many more were thrown out. But why were they thrown out. Many were thrown out for lack of "Standing". In other words the court (Judges for the most part) ruled that the people who filed the complaint had no right to sue the government as they were not effected by the law. This might be the most ludicrous decision a judge could make (and partisan) as this law at its core effects everyone who is a United States citizen and possibly some who are not.
A few of the cases listed as upholding the law on the DOJ's web site were specifically about the Medicare or Medicaid provisions where unconstitutional. Even Judge Vinson in Florida ruled against the states on this matter. In his very detailed ruling he states that Medicaid being a voluntary program any burden placed by the federal government upon the states give them the choice to "opt out". Therefore all any case dismissed on this grounds is a wash in my eyes. Here is the statement of the DOJ on the Washington DC District court ruling.
“We welcome this ruling, which marks the third time a court has reviewed the Affordable Care Act on the merits and upheld it as constitutional. This court found – as two others have previously — that the minimum coverage provision of the statute was a reasonable measure for Congress to take in reforming our health care system. At the same time, trial courts in additional cases have dismissed numerous challenges to this law on jurisdictional and other grounds. The Department will continue to vigorously defend this law in ongoing litigation.”