Fla. Judge Strikes Down Health Care Law

Law360, New York (January 31, 2011, 5:41 PM EST) -- A federal judge in Florida ruled Monday that the entire federal health care law must be voided because its provision requiring individuals to buy health insurance or pay a penalty is unconstitutional, siding with 26 states challenging the divisive statute.

Judge Roger Vinson handed down his 78-page order granting the states final summary judgment in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, finding that the individual purchase provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act oversteps the Commerce Clause of the U.S....
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