Republican Judge Christopher Conner issued an opinion this morning striking down part of the Affordable Care Act. Prior to his appointment to the bench by President George W. Bush, Conner was a major GOP donor — giving over ten thousand dollars to GOP candidates and campaign committees between 1997 and 2000. Conner’s donations include a max-dollar $1000 contribution to Bush and multiple donations totaling $2000 to former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA). His decision will appeal to the Third Circuit, which currently has a 7–6 partisan breakdown favoring Democrats, and one vacancy.
Major Republican Donor Strikes Down Affordable Care Act