There has been no stauncher defender of Obama;s health care reform efforts than The News & Observer and its editorial and column writers. It’s ironic, then, that a court case recently won by the N&O was used as one of many cases to bolster the argument against the constitutionality of ObamaCare that came down today from Richmond (see ruling here; go to page 10).

News & Observer Publ’g Co. v. Raleigh-Durham Airport Auth. was cited by U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson in his ruling that the ObamaCare law is unconstitutional. The case was used to deny the request by Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to dismiss the case brought by the Virginia attorney general.

That must be galling to the pontificators in the editorial offices of the N&O. When Obamacare is finally ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court (which it probably will be), the newspaper will have been instrumental in its demise, all because of a suit over newspaper racks at the airport.