The decision is out now, and Judge Roger Vinson has basically struck down the entire health care bill. I'll post the decision when I get it.Let the spin-alysis begin.
The money graf, in which Vinson strikes down the entire law -- which, because of the mess in the Senate and House, lacked severability:
Because the individual mandate is unconstitutional and not severable, the entire Act must be declared void. This has been a difficult decision to reach, and I am aware that it will have indeterminable implications. At a time when there is virtually unanimous agreement that health care reform is needed in this country, it is hard to invalidate and strike down a statute titled "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act."
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