Of all the crazies trying to assert that anytime the Obama administration breathes, it's unconstitutional, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (previously seen flirting with birtherism) might be at the top. Unfortunately for his cohorts, he's also somewhat of a speed demon. When the Affordable Healthcare Act was past, Cuccinelli hurried to be the first to file a suit alleging it was beyond Congress' constitutional authority. Apparently, his hurry to file "as soon as the ink is dry" took its toll on the legal craftsmanship of the argument. Worse, the case was filed in the Eastern District of Virginia -- the famous "rocket docket" -- making it likely that the case will be heard before all the other challenges. And that, in turn, makes it far likely that the first ruling on the constitutionality of the ACA will be a victory for the President, and a loss for the conservatives. Precedent, momentum -- it'll all be on our side.
Thanks, Mr. Cuccinelli!