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Van Hollen Applauds Judge Vinson's Order in the Federal Healthcare Lawsuit

 

MADISON -  Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen was informed today of a further ruling and order by Federal Judge Roger Vinson in the federal healthcare lawsuit Wisconsin joined as authorized by Governor Scott Walker on January 3, 2011.

 

“Judge Vinson’s order today further strengthens our case and my conclusions that the Obama administration over-reached in its efforts to implement its national healthcare scheme,” Attorney General Van Hollen said this afternoon. “What I read from Judge Vinson’s ruling is that the federal government was wrong if it thought it could continue to implement the federal health care law.  Judge Vinson asserts that his order was abundantly clear in that it was intended to have the force of an injunction,” he went on. “I am further encouraged the court has construed the federal government’s ‘motion to clarify’ as a ‘motion to stay’ and has given the federal government only one week to seek expedited appellate review. We’re ready to go,” he concluded.

 

Judge Vinson’s Order today was in response to the federal government’s motion for Judge Vinson to clarify his previous order in the matter declaring the law unconstitutional and enjoining its implementation.  

 

See Federal Judge Vinson’s Order at:

 

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