In light of the Sixth Circuit's decision, Judge Dowd on Friday granted summary judgment to the United States on the matter of the individual mandate. Here is the relevant passage:
"This Court is bound by the Sixth Circuit’s majority ruling in Thomas More that the minimum coverage provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is a valid exercise of legislative power by Congress under the Commerce Clause. Therefore, the Court grants defendants’ motion for summary judgment on Count 1 of plaintiffs’ second amended complaint. Accordingly, defendants’ motion for summary judgment is GRANTED and plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment is DENIED."You can access Judge Dowd's order here.