Heritage Foundation: “Obamacare: A Legal Victory on the Road to Repeal”

Heritage Foundation Foundry Blog: “On October 23, 2009, a reporter asked Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA): “Madam Speaker, where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate?” Speaker Pelosi shook her head dismissing the question: ‘Are you serious? Are you serious?’ Pressed for a more substantive response later, Pelosi’s press spokesman admonished the reporter: ‘You can put this on the record. That is not a serious question. That is not a serious question.’ Yesterday, Roger Vinson, senior federal judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, found it to be a very serious question indeed . . . “