Judge with ties to Palin/GOP candidates rules health reform unconstitutional

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.

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  • @Joel Wendland

    "Government mandates lots of things that we have to buy from profit-making corporations. "

    Such as?

    Posted by Trailer Trash, 12/16/2010 9:14pm (4 years ago)

  • @Trailer Trash
    It's not corporate fascism. The bigger the insured pool the better. Government mandates lots of things that we have to buy from profit-making corporations. Not everything is fascism.

    Posted by Joel Wendland, 12/14/2010 3:21pm (4 years ago)

  • Good! Best news of the day.

    Obamacare's "individual mandate" is pure corporate fascism. If the neoliberals get away with forcing us to buy health insurance from private, profit-taking corporations, the next step will be to transform Social Security into market-based pension plans that we will be forced to purchase from the banking and insurance sector. And that's just the next logical step. I doubt that the corporate drive to use the power of the state to coerce and loot us could ever end there.

    This case is a perfect illustration of why it's so foolish to get sucked into the liberal, Democratic "activist" mentality of thinking that the enemy is conservatives, or Republicans, or "the right". Sometimes, liberals or the left will do something that coincides with our interests, and sometimes conservatives will. But both liberals and conservatives are always really looking out for the interests of Capital, even when they disagree on a particular issue, and it is a HUGE mistake ever to forget this.

    Posted by Trailer Trash, 12/14/2010 12:42pm (4 years ago)

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