This court ruling just hit Barack Obama with some extremely bad news

The hits keep on coming for Barack Obama.

Former President Obama left office believing his legacy was secure and free from any attacks.

But this court ruling just hit Barack Obama with some extremely bad news.

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals looks poised to dismiss an appeal to a district court judge’s ruling that struck down all of Obamacare as unconstitutional.

20 Republican state Attorneys Generals sued the government after the 2017 tax law nixed the individual mandate penalty.

They argued that without the mandate tax, Obamacare falls apart.

Initially, no one expected this challenge to succeed.

But they won at the district court level, and after the Trump administration switched its position to support the lawsuit, the Fifth Circuit Court is left wondering if anyone has standing to appeal the district court’s verdict.

If the Fifth Circuit rules no one has standing to appeal the decision, then the district court’s ruling stands.

Politico reports:

A federal appeals court this afternoon questioned whether Democratic states and the House of Representatives have the right to appeal a court ruling that declared all of Obamacare unconstitutional.

In a surprise move that legal experts said added an unexpected threat to Obamacare, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals asked who — if anyone — has standing to appeal the December lower court ruling after the Trump administration recently sided with red states who brought the lawsuit.

The request from one of the most conservative circuit courts in the country suggests that the judges who will hear the could toss out the appeal on procedural grounds. In that scenario, the lower court ruling would stand, leaving in doubt the future of the expansive 2010 health care law.

The implications of such a decision for the future of the Affordable Care Act are difficult to parse without more information, legal experts said. But most suggested that it wouldn’t bode well for supporters of Obamacare.

This decision will mean the Supreme Court will get a third – and likely final – chance to rule Obamacare is unconstitutional.

Chief Justice John Roberts already saved the law twice. Will he do so a third time?

Let us know what you think in the comments below.


  1. Seems Trump is much farther along with his buddy, Vlad, on that score (“aiding and abetting”!).

  2. Trump, like any fad will run his/its course!
    Already, it seems, he’s worn out his welcome in a lot of corners in this country – and unlike President Obama – Trump has “governed” by Executive Order, which can instantly be shredded by the next President and his congress…

  3. Maybe Obama and Hilary can share the same cell. They’ve been bed enough to know each others secrets. They would be very comfortable, and they paying for their harm to the USA would make me feel comfortable.

  4. HE has no legacy except horrible. This Kenya born piece of illegal trash should never have been elected. Believe soros was big daddy behind this as well as the fool DNC and their members. Every last word about this thing needs to be gathered up and made public.

  5. The only thing that is killing America is the communist cancer called Pullucy and her gang of brain dead zombies….they are rich from bribes, insider trading, big pharma payments, Mexican cartel payments, overseas money laundered thru the Clinton Foundation.They are a bunch of rats fighting over a dead cockroach…

  6. The Democrats are a joke (_!_). They can’t figure out how to give the US citizens healthcare but they can give illegal immigrants free healthcare.

  7. ah, don’t ya just feel bad for Barry? He left NO legacy. No-one will remember him for anything except for how BAD of a leader he was…fitting for a piece of crap!

  8. debi…Okay, guess I overreacted, but Wikipedia is NOT a reliable source. Anyone can put info on it, true or not

  9. sorry debi that you are too ignorant to understand what I say. No one else has any problem. Maybe an English course would help

  10. I am 66 years old & was raised on a farm with cows ,pigs, and chickens . I have never heard any of them fart , so how does AOC know if they fart or not?

  11. Was it ? Well if it is / was so good why did 65,000,000 lose their jobs ? Why did 45,000,000 lose 37.5% of there pay checks ?

    So how long have you been on WELFARE ?

  12. Republicans DO NOT hate health care reform!!!! It is DEMS who want everything for nothing without working for it, which is NOT POSSIBLE!!!!!! Obamacare was designed to FAIL!!!!! Obama never meant for it to last. He wanted TOTAL GOVERNMENT CONTROL of everything we do. There is no way I could afford it!!! WAKE UP!!!!

  13. The Democratic Party should support the American citizens that provide their entire means of existence instead of taxing the H$@% out of us to support ILLEGAL ALIENS!!! The affordable health care act is NOT affordable. Allowing a complete disregard of our boarder laws – ie the push back against ICE/deportation of ILLEGALS – erodes the ability to enforce ANY of our LAWS. Either you are a law abiding citizen or you are not. Democrats that push for openly violating existing boarder and immigration laws are lawless individuals. I would NEVER vote for a democrat as they are NOT on my side.

  14. Well said Shirley! I respect your experience and I respect your factual account of just what abortion does to a woman’s body…you are also correct that the abortion clinics do not explain everything…it does not fit there “abort and move on” philosophy. Democrats are so concerned about their shrinking voter base…yet they are too stupid to figure out their women voters are constantly aborting their future constituents. I refuse to pay for ANYONE to have an abortion…I’d rather watch them go through natural childbirth screaming their murderous mouths off begging for pain meds. My empathy and sympathy is for those poor babies being massacred, as for the fool aborting them…I feel NOTHING but contempt. If you don’t want a child…keep your legs together and find some respect for yourself, abortion is not the universal contraceptive!!

  15. Does bj stand for blow job? Are you offering to give them? Next time plz remove the membrane from your mouth before posting…we can’t understand a word you say!!

  16. Donald J. Trump is the duly elected President of the United States…he is MY President and he is YOUR President….your hatred does not change a thing nor does it make you superior…well, actually superiorly stupid. Your willful ignorance of this fact does not change the fact…it just assures you are incapable of simple logic…not to worry about Obama…his legacy of corruption will follow his mixed race azz FOREVER! Keep America Great Again!!

  17. Yes President Trump obstructed the Democrats from finding out he DID NOTHING WRONG. He wanted the dimwits wrapped up in a 2 year time wasting investigation, so he could get other things done for the country, while the dimwits sit there with their thumbs up their A$$.

  18. Are you kidding? O blah blah blah ma was the ABSOLUTE BEST half black, gay, Kenyan, looney liberal, mooslom mobster, and community un-planner ever allowed to be a squatter in the White House.

  19. Sure you could. All you had to do is quit your job, sign up for your food stamps and government cheese, and WOW now you get your O blah blah blah ma care.

  20. Democrats are also for:
    Providing free healthcare for ILLEGAL TRESSPASSING SQUATTERS, while telling legal citizens, sorry we can’t afford to help you.
    Supporting the business of slaughtering millions of helpless and innocent babies.
    Supporting the warehousing and selling of baby parts.
    Stopping cows from farting.

    Sponsoring the Illegal Immigration Recruitment Program ( IIRP )
    Cross the border freebies are in abundance.
    There is help getting :
    Birth certificate, Driver’s license, & Credit cards
    Free Healthcare, Welfare, & Social Security card
    Voter registration, Public housing, & Cable TV
    Jobs, Food stamps, & Government cheese.

    Don’t be concerned about the Constitution
    There’s Sanctuary, Amnesty, and Citizenship for all your babies.

    Don’t worry about the Border … take your money home and come back for more.

    Newly Implemented by the ( LLA )
    Looney Liberals of America
    A taxpayer funded organization that is dedicated to the elimination of individual freedoms.
    Trump/Pence 2020
    KAGA Keep America Great Always

  21. John Roberts is a back stabbing coward , I hope he is offended , he’s just another Traitor , that needs a trip to the Gallows , with the rest of the Far Left Liberal Trash ,

  22. Obamacare was a blackmail scheme that the mafia would have been envious of. They only targeted small businesses, Obama targeted the whole country.

  23. Yes it was destined to fail, but if the 5 th Circuit does agree with the other district Court, watch the Dems take it to there ole reliable 9th Circuit.

  24. Because Demo Craps will vote for the Devil if he was on the ballot as Demo Crap. They are EVIL most heinous crimes are committed by Demo Craps that are so deranged due to the constant basing of hatred of Trump. Look what is happening in all Demo Craps run States they are run by Demo Craps protesters. Look at the slums in San Francisco, Portland. Oregon ant just two the is Ny and the rest run by Demo Craps. Wake up ignorant Demo Craps voters.

  25. Mr. Murti:
    Why do you support a party that peaches class warfare and preaches hatred against white males and epecially wealthy ones and also the killing of innocent babies in or out of the womb?

  26. Vasu:
    There are still a bunch of cheap idiots as yourself out there who still believe that they can get something for nothing. Every single wealthy individual in this country if taxed 100% of their earnings could never ever pay for Healthcare for all of us why won’t you grow up in the real world? and learn that if everyone of us payed 100% of all of our income including The wealthy payed those kind of taxes it still wouldn’t be enough money to pay for it.

  27. Why do Republicans hate health care reform? We Democrats have been pushing for health care reform since Harry Truman. The Affordable Care Act might not be perfect, but it’s a step in the right direction.

    Medicare is a popular government program, and many Democrats now support Medicare For All, i.e., expanding Medicare into healthcare. The United States is the only industrialized nation which doesn’t provide its citizens with affordable health care as a basic human right.

    Kristen Day of Democrats For Life said in 2014: “Roughly a third of the Democratic Party is pro-life. And while many do not call themselves liberal, they share the values which seem to identify with liberalism, particularly a commitment to helping the vulnerable and providing a social safety net.”

    The Democratic Party platform should support: Animal Rights, Defending the Affordable Care Act, Ending Citizens United, Ending Marijuana Prohibition, Giving Greater Visibility to Pro-Life Democrats, Gun Control, Net Neutrality, Raising the Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour, Responding to the Scientific Consensus on Global Warming, and a Sustainable Energy Policy.

    Democrats for Life of America, 10521 Judicial Drive, #200, Fairfax, VA 22030, (703) 424-6663

  28. Pat-you are the sick one! Everyone heard about Justice Scalia being found dead in bed at a hunting ranch in Texas. But your post is the first I ever heard about a young male found in bed with him? And you don’t bother to mention it was a ranch owned by a rich DEMOCRAT, for a hunting party of DEMOCRATS, who decided an autopsy would not be performed! Imagine that?

  29. LOL..You don’t Scott. No where in the constitution does it say the government can force you to buy something you don’t want, or need.Roberts isn’t familiar with our constitution, I guess. By the way, that was Barry doing his Hitler imitation. Yes, Hitler did the vary same thing.

  30. You’re so right, Anne. He needs to go to prison. Along with the Clinton’s. They’re just as guilty, if not more, than Obummer is. And, Hillary has blood on her hands. She’s scum of the earth. Remember Bengazi?

  31. First, I must remind you of all the couples and maybe singles who want to adopt a child. So, there is the answer to your statement regarding “whose parents cannot support them are likelier to become criminals, and that there is an inverse correlation between the availability of abortion and subsequent crime.” Second – I worked in and lived in an orphanage when I first graduated from Nursing school. Believe me when I say they would have loved to belong to a family with a mother and father. Finally number 3 – I spent the last 8 years of nursing before retirement in a Neonatal Unit – maybe you don’t know that these preemie infants come to the unit with their heart beating and breathing on their own and it is only maybe 4 hours later that they have to be put on respirators. I remember one I will never forget whose eyes were still closed and fingers looked webbed and the infant was about the length of a magic marker. No one can tell me that abortion is not MURDER. I am tired of hearing about WOMENS rights -all women have rights to protect themselves from pregnancy – There are plenty of options other than murder! I have spoken to young women who have said to me – why should they take those birth control medication, or (I love this one} – a pregnancy will ruin my figure!! They see abortion as their choice of birth control. Something these women do not know is if you want a child one day and you have had a few abortions there is a real risk of a deformed baby physically from what is called amniotic bands…. look it up. We had a couple on our unit and they were totally healthy except for the damage these bands did in utero. I suspect the abortion clinic left out lots of information about what could happen in the future.

  32. I’m confused. What gift or payment has Trump received from a foreign government? I do seem to remember Hillery’s Foundation having received millions from the Russians from the sale of the US’s store of uranium. Does that count? Why would a Sec. of State receive payment for negotiating a deal to sell government property?

  33. All the more reason for POTUS Trump’s re-election in 2020. The liberal, judicial activist scourge which has infected federal courts simply has to be suppressed.

  34. Wikkipedia?????? Really?????? THAT is where you get your info? Your ignorance is showing. And so it is just fine with you to murder babies. You are very sick

  35. You are correct BJ. Obama and Clinton devised the ACA as a way to force a one payer system that could/would not be acceptable to the masses. Once the ACA failed, implementing socialized health care was to be the “saving” grace. Thank God for our president Trump.

  36. dems will do anything they can to get what they want. Laws mean nothing to them. They have thrown God out and satan controls their party.

  37. Scott…???? Of course we do. Conservatives are much more intelligent than you are. I know hundreds of conservatives and ALL are very intelligent. Sorry about you

  38. Taxpayers got Obozo care shoved down their throats…Remember “You can keep your own doctor”? And how much money were going to save? DemonRATS are Natural Born Thieves & Liar’s…Period

  39. There were rumors about his adopted children were illegally adopted from Argentina,they were supposedly of Irish heritage and did not have the permission to be adopted from Ireland.That would be a big problem and a reason to side with who ever the powers to be want

  40. jorg…Please name ONE thing that Pres. Trump has done that is treasonous. You can’t. He has done nothing wrong. You need lots of help with your hatred. Please get it

  41. Obamacare was designed to fail. Obama’s goal was to have everyone dependent of government for everything. He is muslim and does not believe in freedom. It was flawed from the start, as was his intention. There is no way that I could afford it

  42. Jorg…Your ignorance is showing. Obama committed treason by aiding and abetting our enemies. FACT. He is Muslim and sides with Islam over our freedom. He brought in hundreds of thousands of muslims knowing full well that the goal of islam in the U.S. is to replace our Constitution with sharia law. WAKE UP!!!!

  43. Scott, you have no clue as always. Your ignorance shows every time you post. YES, Pres. Trump follows the law. You attack res. Trump, but never mind that dems don’t care about the laws and the Clintons and Obama ignore them. That is all fine with you

  44. roberts do the right thing and get rid of the obamacare it’s too high for people to pay for it..obama need to be gone from everything he was the worst so called president that ever time to say good bye to him and send him to prison for the way he done this country.

  45. YES!! He does follow the law…the law of…”We, the People” – He actually supports the people of this nation and the Constitution. As for Conway…no proof that she did anything wrong. She just had an opinion, like everyone else: freedom of speech. As for the subpoenas…he didn’t ignore them, people who worked for him did, which was their right to do in the witch hunt that it is… for the others…not sure what you mean, but America is first on his agenda and he does what is right for the American people, not politics!!

  46. The dirty Dems no doubt made it look like that. Moral of the story: If you are a Republican you don’t mix socially with Democrats…you may just find yourself dead.

  47. No more Obamacare. Senator Cassidy and others have had free market solutions to the problems with healthcare. Ease in joining groups, inter-state competition, and many other measures can help us all purchase health care we need at prices that are fair and not increasing continuously.

  48. I also miss Scalia.. Still can’t believe how they had no biopsy (he just went to the doctor for an annual checkup and was fine) – and they whisked his body off so fast….no real in-depth investigation of foul play…..interesting whose land he was on when it happened. Hmmmmm.

  49. I agree!!!! I am also interested in Kerry and Hillo’beans going to other countries bad-mouthing this administration and telling people not to work with our president. Obama & company…only a matter of time!! Let’s do this right…but hurry…people are getting impatient.

  50. Roberts has proven to be a supreme disappointment, as is any member of the judiciary willing to fold, spindle, and mutilate the constitution to pander to social media and political correctness. The commerce clause clearly makes the pivotal bones of “Obamacare” unconstitutional, and yet, due to political acrobatics, the American taxpayer was funneled into perhaps the worst, most expensive, and ineffective government overreach debacle ever. This idiocy should NEVER have been allowed implementation, and will be equally expensive and onerous to correct. The TRUE Obama legacy.

  51. Pat, let me guess, you got that information from your best friend, who’s sister’s neighbor overheard it in a conversation at the grocery store. My word, how gullible can you be?

  52. Man from Grey, you hit it out of the park. Karma is a Be_ach and I look forward to seeing it happen big time.

  53. You brain-washed Democrats need the living s–t beaten out of you for even believing that the Democratic party is the answer to all things.

  54. YEA-THAT is why Scalia was found dead in bed with a minor male in a child hunting ranch in Texas. SICK.

  55. trump follows the law?? Like refusing to fire conway for repeatedly breaking the law? Or ignoring legal subpoenas?? Or continuing to ignore the emoluments clause of the constitution? Or the guy who appointed two cabinet members who ignored the law and subsequently left with no accountability? Is that who you believes follows the law?

  56. Robert’s BOUGHT two small children on the black market-irish children LAUNDERED thru a latin american country to bypass Irish adoption laws. HE BELONGS IN JAIL, NOT ON ANY COURT-much less the supreme court. HE IS BEING BLACKMAILED to do whatever his blackmailers want him to do. SAD BUT TRUE.

  57. “trump allowed him to do so”??? Do you folks have any sense at all of the Constitution, the rule of law, or the three branches of government?

  58. Roberts is not someone that I cared for and I was not pleased with his appointment. I think he hosed Trump, but then, Trump allowed him to do so!

  59. I miss late Justice Scalia. Robert has to feel instead of interpreting the law. Scalia once spoke eloquently on this issue. I guess it is easier to feel than follow the law, but ultimately the law is still the law.

    Roberts as the Chief Justice do not mean that he’s the smartest. Schiff is the chairman of the intelligence committee but look at his corrupted mind. His profound hatred of Trump is entirely based on his human feelings. So is Nadler. So is Pelosi. Look at other high ranking officials: Comey, Brennan, Clapper, activist judges, and others.

    Trump spited them all. He follow the laws. They should.

  60. egalized abortion and crime effect
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    The effect of legalized abortion on crime (also the Donohue–Levitt hypothesis) is a hypothesized controversial reduction in crime in the decades following the legalization of abortion, as a result of fewer children at the highest risk of committing crime being born due to the availability of the procedure. The earliest research suggesting such an effect was a 1966 study in Sweden. In 2001, Steven Levitt of the University of Chicago and John Donohue of Yale University argued, citing their research and earlier studies, that children who are unwanted or whose parents cannot support them are likelier to become criminals, and that there is an inverse correlation between the availability of abortion and subsequent crime. This idea was further popularized by its inclusion in the book Freakonomics, which Levitt co-wrote.

  61. It is still evident that the SC wants to be in the political game and not just in the justice part of our government.

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