Just a month ago or so, conservatives across the land waxed jubilant when a federal judge in Florida ruled that the health-care reform law known in some circles as ObamaCare is unconstitutional.
Never mind that the ruling amounted to judicial activism, which conservatives so often claim to disdain (as I noted HERE at the time), it was widely hailed by right-wingers as the turning point in the legal challenge against this socialistic scheme that had been rammed down our throats by those terrible Democrats.
Of course, it was no great turning point at all. It only evened the score at 2-2. It was the second federal-court ruling against the health care law, while two other courts had upheld the measure.
Which brings us to the present and to my opportunity to issue, with relish, this little bulletin: Don’t look now, wingnuts, but the score suddenly is 3-2 in favor of the good guys.
A federal judge in Washington ruled yesterday that Congress has clear authority to regulate health insurance under the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution.