From PJ Tatler:
Judge Roger Vinson ruled ObamaCare’s individual mandate unconstitutional a little over a month ago. Today, he came out chastising the Obama administration for going ahead and implementing the law anyway, and has given them a week to file a proper appeal of his original ruling.
Ed Morrissey, Hot Air:
Vinson goes right up to the edge of accusing the Obama administration of lying to the court […]
Basically, this forces the Department of Justice to expedite the appeals process, which they were clearly hoping to avoid. The dilatory tactics that Vinson blasts in this ruling almost certainly won’t impress the appellate court, either. Furthermore, the order forces the Obama administration to fight on Vinson’s ruling first and now rather than wait for a more friendly set of rulings and hope to marginalize Vinson down the road.
The White House asked for a clarification. They got a trip to the woodshed instead, and a very short time frame to stop the halt to ObamaCare that Vinson’s ruling creates.