Judge Advances States' Fight Against Health Care Law

Law360, New York (October 14, 2010, 5:45 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has allowed a 20-state legal challenge to President Barack Obama's health care reform law to move forward, while agreeing to strip several of the states' claims from the case.

In a ruling Thursday, Judge Roger Vinson of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida declined to dismiss two counts of the lawsuit aimed at overturning the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but trimmed it of four other counts.

The counts the judge allowed to survive are certainly the hot-button...
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