Butterfield Applauds Fourth Circuit Judge James A. Wynn, Jr. As First Federal Judge to Uphold Affordable Care Act Under Congress’s Taxing Power

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Date:  June 30, 2012

 

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Butterfield Applauds Fourth Circuit Judge James A. Wynn, Jr. As First Federal Judge to Uphold Affordable Care Act Under Congress’s Taxing Power

 

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today applauded Judge James A. Wynn, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, for his concurring opinion in Liberty University v. Geithner, 671 F.3d 391 (4th Cir. 2011) (Wynn, J., concurring), wherein Judge Wynn became the first federal judge to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA) under Congress’s taxing power, laying the groundwork for the Supreme Court’s momentous decision.

“Our federal circuit courts and judges often work in obscurity,” said Congressman Butterfield.”  “However, their decisions, like the decisions of our Supreme Court, have impacts far and wide on America and upon the lives of Americans.  Today, I would like to recognize the great work and service of North Carolina native Judge James A. Wynn, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

“In Judge Wynn’s concurring opinion in Liberty University v. Geithner, Judge Wynn wrote that he would ‘uphold the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act on the basis that Congress had the authority to enact the individual and employer mandates, which operate as taxes, under its taxing power.’  To my knowledge, of the more than 15 federal judges to consider ACA’s constitutionality prior to the Supreme Court, only Judge Wynn identified the argument that would ultimately secure the ACA’s future.

“It is with great pride that I recognize and applaud Judge Wynn for his service to our state and our country.  As a result of the Supreme Court’s decision, which was rooted in large measure on Judge Wynn’s concurring opinion in Liberty University v. Geithner, 40 million Americans can enjoy without uncertainty access to affordable healthcare, and all Americans can enjoy the protections, benefits and access provided by the ACA.”

 

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The Reverend Alonzo Braggs 35th Ministerial Anniversary Weekend Celebration

The Reverend Alonzo Braggs

35th Ministerial Anniversary

Weekend Celebration

 

Saturday August 18, 2012 at 4:00 pm

 

The Reverend Alonzo Braggs ministers through performance

The Word in Song

Warner Temple African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

620 Nixon Street, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

 

Contributions will be received at the concert and during the morning worship. If you are not able to attend, cards may be mailed to Mount Hebron African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Attn: Mrs. Marva Beard, 570 Red Bug Road, Hallsboro, North Carolina 28442. In addition to the concert, family and friends from near and far are asked to join Rev. Braggs for Sunday morning worship at Mount Hebron.

 

Sunday August 19, 2012 at 11:00 am

The Reverend Alonzo Braggs ministers through preaching

The Word in Sermon

Mount Hebron African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

570 Red Bug Road, Hallsboro, North Carolina 28442

 

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Both chambers override Perdue’s veto of state budget plan – News & Observer

The legislature will pass a $20.2 billion state budget over Gov. Bev Perdue’s objections. The state House voted 74-45 Monday night to override her veto. The Senate voted about 30 minutes later to override with a vote of 31-10. (More)

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Butterfield Dismayed by State Democrats Support of Racial Justice Act Overhaul

 

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Date:  July 2, 2012

 

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Butterfield Dismayed by State Democrats Support of Racial Justice Act Overhaul

 

WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier today the North Carolina General Assembly voted to override Governor Perdue’s veto of SB 416, a bill that would repeal the Racial Justice Act by no longer allowing the use of statistics to demonstrate racial bias in North Carolina’s capital punishment system.  Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) released the following statement in response to the legislature’s overhaul of the Racial Justice Act:

 

“While I am not particularly surprised that the Republican-led General Assembly was successful in overhauling and severely weakening the effectiveness of the Racial Justice Act, I am, however, astonished by the five Democrats who voted to dismantle the law.  Their votes not only clenched the override for the legislature, but also cemented their position to ignore well-documented racial bias in the judicial system.  I am disappointed by this outcome and equally disappointed that Representatives William Brisson, James Crawford, Dewey Hill, Bill Owens, Tim Spear call themselves Democrats.”

 

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Homegoing Celebration For Joseph Lee Edge Rocky Mount NC Former G.W. Carver Alumni President/Nash-Rocky Mount Board Of Education Member

My condolences goes out to Ann Edge former Principal Baskerville Elementary School and the family of the late Joseph Lee Edge Rocky Mount NC.

Script.: Read Eccles. 3 and know, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”

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