6th Circ. Mulls US Authority In Health Care Act Appeal

Law360, New York (June 1, 2011, 8:27 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit grappled with the constitutionality of the health care reform act Wednesday, offering mixed opinions on the federal government's authority to enforce the law and questioning whether the plaintiffs still have standing to bring their challenge.

During oral arguments, Robert Muise of Thomas More Law Center, one of the five plaintiffs in the constitutional challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, urged a three-judge panel to find the law unconstitutional because it fell outside the limits of Congress' reach to regulate interstate...
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