The debate over the Affordable Care Act's constitutionality moved into another courtroom on Wednesday. This time it was a panel of judges from the 11th Circuit, in Atlanta, listening to an appeal of the most sweeping decision of all: Judge Roger Vinson’s decision invalidating not just the individual mandate but the entire law.
How’d it go? That really depends on whom you ask. Cato’s Iyla Shapiro, a leading critic of the law, called it “the best day yet for individual freedom.” He noted, among other things, that the three judges hammered Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal with questions about the limits of federal power: