DOJ Fights Virginia Health Care Ruling In 4th Circ.

Law360, New York (December 14, 2010, 6:03 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has said it will fight a ruling that struck down a key provision of this year's landmark health care bill as unconstitutional, taking the matter to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Judge Henry E. Hudson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ruled on Monday that Congress overstepped its authority by passing the controversial Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, finding that the act's provision requiring citizens to buy a minimum level of...
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