Federal appeals judges show support for health care reform law
May 10th, 2011
01:37 PM ET
11 years ago

Federal appeals judges show support for health care reform law

Richmond, Virginia (CNN) - A federal appeals court panel expressed strong support Tuesday for the sweeping health care reform bill championed by President Barack Obama. It was the first appellate hearing on the law's constitutionality.

The cases are a certain prelude to eventual Supreme Court review.


Filed under: Health care • U.S. Court of Appeals
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  1. ConservaFASCISTS

    Those Teatards like Bachmann are going to have a hissy fit. They should just get over it and deal with it. It's th elaw of the land. And for you TeaDiots, it's The Affordable Care Act, not Obamacare.

    May 10, 2011 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Just because you do not oppose or object to something, it does not follow that you support it. That's not logical. That's taking a shallow view of things and trying to paint the world black and white.

    To say that someone, like a judge, supports an issue is tantamount to saying that said judge is making law instead of protecting it.

    May 10, 2011 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Why would republicans think that affordable health care and health insurance is not 'commerce?' Is this just another example of republican stupidity?

    May 10, 2011 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    As long as uninsured republicans are allowed to show up at an emergency room, and we tax payers get to pay their bill, they will oppose health reform.

    May 10, 2011 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    And of course, CNN fails to report that the 3 judges on the panel were chosen at random by a computer program. Go go gadget GOPer conspiracy theories in 3...2...1...

    First one to use the phrase "activist judge(s)" wins a lap dance from Glenn Beck.

    May 10, 2011 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  6. vet in texas

    If it's good for Romney in MA, it's good for Obama in the USA lol. You have to base your stances on facts, otherwise the house of cards will all fall down with rhetoric, beliefs, and already unproven stats (see great recession). Let's see what the Supreme Court will say when it gets there and remember who said not no, but Hell no to helping Americans, but said not yes but hell yes to tax cuts for non-hiring businesses who are sitting on trillions telling Limbaugh what to say to those who believe every word. He's not a liar, but leaves out key details of what he's talking about. Notice during the union ordeal he left out that the police man are waived becuase.........they donate to the GOP....no credibilty when facts come out, and that house of cards is crumbling for the Gov and his ilk.

    May 10, 2011 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  7. Austin

    HA! The fact CNN only says that all 3 judges were appointed by democrats instead of saying TWO of the 3 were appointed by Obama himself is a JOKE! WOW CNN!!!! Way to report the news in a bias way once again! Love how they left that little itty bitty part out!?!?!?

    May 10, 2011 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  8. Rick McDaniel

    Only because they are Democrats.........which really shows just how CORRUPT our legal system, REALLY IS!

    May 10, 2011 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  9. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    Either way Obamacare spells the END of Democrat control of the Senate and Whitehouse in 2012. If the USSC refuses to find it unconstitutional, the only recourse to the American people will be to elect Republicans to stop it and dismantle it. Obamacare will be the end of the Democrat party for decades.

    May 10, 2011 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  10. diridi

    Listen to this wise, having a law school diploma, and master's in law, any one who has brain, thinking capacity will support this nation's dire needed legislation. o.k. It is not in contra to the constitution of the nation, nor is it hamper any other law. It is intended in good faith for the good of the people of America. o.k.

    May 10, 2011 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |