Ruling On Health Care Reform Constitutionality Looms

Law360, New York (October 18, 2010, 2:23 PM EDT) -- A federal judge is set to rule on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, following a hearing Monday during which the state of Virginia defended its argument that the federal government does not have the authority to require citizens to purchase health insurance.

Judge Henry Hudson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia is expected to rule on the case before the end of the year. No matter the outcome, the losing side is likely to appeal and...
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