Support First Things by turning your adblocker off or by making a  donation. Thanks!


The government filed its appeal of Judge Vinson’s ruling declaring Obamacare unconstitutional today. The govt. is also supposed to ask for an expedited hearing. We’ll see if that happens.  In any event,  this probably means the stay will remain in effect allowing the law to continue to be implemented. And it keeps the administration on the right side of the rule of law—on this matter.

I still believe the best thing for the country is to have the appeal go directly to the U.S. Supreme Court for ruling sometime next fall.  The sooner the constitutionality issue is resolved, the better for us all.

Update: The government has asked for an expedited review, as ordered by Judge Vinson. I admit to being mildly surprised.

Dear Reader,

Your charitable support for First Things is urgently needed before July 1.

First Things is a proudly reader-supported enterprise. The gifts of readers like you— often of $50, $100, or $250—make articles like the one you just read possible.

This Spring Campaign—one of our two annual reader giving drives—comes at a pivotal season for America and the church. With your support, many more people will turn to First Things for thoughtful religious perspectives on pressing issues of politics, culture, and public life.

All thanks to you. Will you answer the call?

Make My Gift

Comments are visible to subscribers only. Log in or subscribe to join the conversation.

Tags

Loading...

Filter First Thoughts Posts

Related Articles