After two other judges ruled health reform constitutional, Henry E. Hudson, a federal judge in Virginia, who has just ruled against the law seems to financial ties to Sarah Palin and numerous other Republican Party bosses who campaigned against or voted against health reform.
According to reporting at HuffingtonPost.com and Gawker.com, Hudson partially owns a company called Campaign Solutions, Inc., which worked to elect hardliners Reps. John Boehner, R-Ohio and Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and failed presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
Federal rules do not require federal judges to disclose exactly how much they earn from outside sources, but legal papers suggest he may have earned as much $108,000 from his partial ownership in that company.
Hudson's company also helped launch Sarah Palin's PAC. In another glaring conflict of interest, the Virginia state attorney general who filed the lawsuit was a client of Hudson's company in 2010 and paid $9,000 for its services.
Hudson also happens to be a George W. Bush appointee.