Just heard this on Mark Levin’s show… From Bloomberg:
The U.S. Justice Department told a federal judge in Florida it will appeal his Jan. 31 decision striking down President Barack Obama’s health-care reform legislation.
Federal lawyers today filed a notice of appeal with U.S. District Judge C. Roger Vinson in Pensacola. Their submission comes two days before a deadline imposed by the judge last week, when he put on hold enforcement of his ruling.
In January, Vinson became the second federal judge to find unconstitutional a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requiring almost every person in the U.S. to obtain insurance coverage starting in 2014.
Judge Vinson’s ruling was one of two that have found Obamacare’s individual mandate unconstitutional, his ruling goes much father than Judge Hudson’s ruling the Virginia case though, and strikes the entire health care reform law.
Today’s notice of appeal moves the proceedings to the Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta, Georgia… It’ll be several months before the 11th Circuit issues a ruling, after that it’s off to the U.S. Supreme Court.