Well done, NY Times:
The reality? This is round 15, and the score is now 1-14:
So the “big” story is that a district court judge has ruled that health care reform’s individual mandate is unconstitutional, dealing reform a Massively Major Blow. That must mean the “little” story is that in fourteen previous cases, judges have either dismissed cases against the law’s constitutionality or ruled against those cases. From the White House comes this roster of some of the rejected cases:
Sollars v. Reid -dismissed 4/2/10
Taitz v. Obama – dismissed 4/14/10
Archer v. U.S. Senate – dismissed 4/12/10
Heghmann v. Sebelius – dismissed 5/14/10
Mackenzie v. Shaheen – dismissed 5/26/10
Fountain Hills Tea Party Patriots v. Sebelius – dismissed 6/2/10
Coalition for Parity Inc. v. Sebelius – dismissed on 6/21/10
U.S. Citizens Association v. OMB – dismissed 8/2/10
Baldwin v. Sebelius – dismissed 8/27/10
Burlsworth v. Holder – dismissed 9/8/10
Schreeve v. Obama – dismissed 11/4/10
And if those cases represent the little story, then the puny story must be that in two previous cases a federal judge has ruled that the individual mandate is perfectly constitutional.
Do they even try to get things right at the NY Times?