California’s Attor­ney Gen­er­al Xavier Becer­ra is lead­ing the charge of oth­er Attor­neys Gen­er­al to appeal a rul­ing by a con­ser­v­a­tive Texas fed­er­al judge say­ing that the ACA is uncon­sti­tu­tion­al.  Even that judge has already said he would recon­sid­er, but for now the rule stands.  The appeal to the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Cir­cuit is joined by 16 states and the Dis­trict of Colum­bia.  “In this par­tic­u­lar case we believe the stakes are not only great, but com­pelling” Becer­ra, who vot­ed for the ACA when he was a House rep­re­sen­ta­tive, said.  Ellen Rosen­blum from Ore­gon said “real­ly, this is an absurd inter­pre­ta­tion of the law and an over­reach of the fed­er­al court that will hope­ful­ly be stopped at the appel­late lev­el”  Of course, oth­ers dis­agree “The court’s deci­sion was about restor­ing the rule of law and fed­er­al­ism by elim­i­nat­ing an ille­gal, uncon­sti­tu­tion­al fed­er­al pow­er grab” said a spokesman for the Texas Attor­ney General.