In my last post before the holidays, I explained that the Texas District Court ruling – finding that the ACA is unconstitutional – has NO binding effect. Why? Because the judge’s ruling was merely a “declaratory judgment,” which is simply a ruling on how the judge thinks the law should work, which has NO binding effect on anyone. An “injunction,” on the other hand, does indeed have a binding effect, like stopping a law or a regulation from going into effect, or remaining in force. BUT, as I explained, the Texas judge refused to issue an injunction, which means that the ACA was NOT struck down in any way, shape, or form.