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Obama administration held in contempt of court for continuing drilling moratorium

The Obama Administration acted in contempt by continuing its deepwater-drilling moratorium after the policy was struck down, a New Orleans judge ruled.

Interior Department regulators acted with “determined disregard” by lifting and reinstituting a series of policy changes that restricted offshore drilling, following the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, U.S. District Judge, Martin Feldman of New Orleans ruled yesterday.

“Each step the government took following the court’s imposition of a preliminary injunction showcases its defiance,” Feldman said in the ruling.

“Such dismissive conduct, viewed in tandem with the re-imposition of a second blanket and substantively identical moratorium, and in light of the national importance of this case, provide this court with clear and convincing evidence of the government’s contempt,” Feldman said.

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“The government was not at liberty to impose its own will after the court struck down the policy,” (Sam) Giberga said. “The government, like any citizen, had to obey the ruling, even if it didn’t like it.”

The case is Hornbeck Offshore Services LLC v. Salazar, 2:10-cv-01663, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana (New Orleans).

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-03/u-s-administration-in-contempt-over-gulf-drill-ban-judge-rules.html

Order here:  http://www.scribd.com/doc/48074570/Order-Reasons-in-Hornbeck-Offshore-Services-v-Salazar-et-al

Posted:  02.03.11

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Final Declaratory Judgment declaring Obamacare unconstitutional (exact text)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
PENSACOLA DIVISION
STATE OF FLORIDA, by and through
Attorney General Pam Bondi, et al.;
Plaintiffs,
v. Case No.: 3:10-cv-91-RV/EMT
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES,
et al.,
Defendants.
____________________________________/
FINAL SUMMARY DECLARATORY JUDGMENT
For all the reasons stated in the Order Granting Summary Judgment entered
contemporaneously herewith, and in accordance with Rule 57 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Title 28, United States Code, Section 2201(a), it is hereby

DECLARED, ADJUDGED, and DECREED that The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Pub. L. No. 111-148, 124 Stat. 119 (2010), as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Pub. L. No. 111-152, 124 Stat. 1029 (2010), is unconstitutional.

DONE and ORDERED this 31st day of January, 2011.
/s/ Roger Vinson
ROGER VINSON
Senior United States District Judge

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