Obamacare Ruled Unconstitutional At US 11th Circuit

The U.S. Appeals Court for the 11th Circuit, based in Atlanta, ruled 2 to 1 that Congress exceeded its authority by requiring Americans to buy coverage as mandated by Obamacare.

The legality of the individual mandate, a cornerstone of the Obama administrations healthcare law, is widely expected to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. Opponents have argued that without the mandate, which goes into effect in 2014, the entire law falls.

The US Supreme Court is expected to take it up during its term that begins in October with a ruling possible just months before the November 2012 presidential election.

The irony of these decisions, and no doubt the US Supreme Court will find 5-4 to derail the law, is how the Obama/Holder DOJ is using the courts to block border states from protecting themselves from the US government's failure to deal with criminals and illegals pouring over the Mexico/US border.