Current Individual Mandate law suit rulings
Case #1 – individual mandate ruled constitutional
Randy Barnett amicus curiae – very worthwhile reading.
Case #2 – individual mandate ruled constitutional
Case #3 – individual mandate ruled unconstitutional, and severable
Case #4 – individual mandate ruled unconstitutional and nonseverable, declaratory relief granted; injunctive relief denied as unnecessary because declartory relief is sufficient
Case #5 – individual mandate ruled constitutional
Mead v. Holder 02-22-11
Case #4 – Order 03-03-11
Judge Vinson “clarifies” that he had clearly ruled the PPACA unconstitutional and expected the Government to either quickly file appeal or cease implementing the law.
A stay of his declaratory injunction is granted provided the Government files a notice for an expedited appeal within seven days.
Key Landmark Supreme Court Cases on the Commerce Clause
Wickard v. Filburn (1942) http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/wickard.html