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Roger Vinson

NSA Judge's Conference Attendance Raises Eyebrows

Center for Public Integrity | Chris Young | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson, who signed an order requiring Verizon to give the National Security Agency telephone records for tens of millions of...

Judge Who Signed Off On Phone Records Made Another Sweeping Decision

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Roger Vinson, the federal judge who approved the Obama administration's secret collection of telephone records of millions of Verizon cu...

Affordable Care Act 'Ultimately Will Be Upheld in Its Entirety'

Ron Pollack | Posted 08.09.2011 | Politics
Ron Pollack

To suggest that Americans are better off without these new rights is ludicrous. Florida judge Roger Vinson's ruling is simply conservative judicial activism run amok.

Judge Issues Deadline For States In Health Care Lawsuit

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PENSACOLA, Fla. — A federal judge in Florida has given the 26 states suing to stop President Barack Obama's health care overhaul until Thursday ...

Why the Individual Mandate Is Doomed

Jeff Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Norman

A majority of American taxpayers will be required to buy health insurance or pay a penalty starting in 2014 if the new healthcare law isn't overturned or revised. I predict it will be.

Extremist Florida Judge Sloppily Voids Entire Affordable Care Act

John Bouman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Bouman

Judge Vinson could not resist; he took the wild step of holding that the individual mandate was so intertwined with the rest of the law that it could not be "severed" from it, and so he invalidated the whole law.

Weekly Pulse: #DearJohn, Does Banning Abortion Trump Job Growth?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger With millions of Americans out of work, House Republicans are focusing in on real priorities: decimat...

Healthcare Bill Renamed "Or You Will Die of Fatness" Bill

Pablo Andreu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Pablo Andreu

In a last-minute effort to sway public opinion leading up to the Supreme Court appeal, the Obama Administration rebranded the healthcare bill the "Or You Will Die of Fatness" Bill.

The "Broccoli" Argument and Health Care Reform's Constitutionality

Doug Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

While we should all heed our mother's advice to eat our vegetables, what matters for the courts should be the text and history of the U.S. Constitution.

Health Care Mandates and the Emptiness of "Judicial Activism"

Bob McNamara | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob McNamara

Epithets like "judicial activism" assume that there are areas of governmental activity that the courts simply have no business meddling with -- this is wrong.

Florida Judge Who Ruled On Health Care Reform Has His Own Coverage Story

AP | MELISSA NELSON and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PENSACOLA, Fla. — The judge who ruled the Obama administration's health care overhaul unconstitutional questioned whether the government was rea...

Health Care Lawsuit Can Continue, Judge Rules

AP | MELISSA NELSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Crucial pieces of a lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's health care overhaul can go to trial, with a judge ruling T...

WHOOPS: Rush Limbaugh Falls For Wikipedia Hoax

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Rush Limbaugh fell for a hoax about a federal judge based on an erroneous Wikipedia entry, according to the New York Times. The paper reports that,...

Roger Vinson: Florida Judge Fast-Tracks Health Care Lawsuit

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PENSACOLA, Fla. — A federal judge in Florida says he wants to set a fast schedule for a lawsuit by at least 18 states aimed at overturning Presi...