Judge Tosses Religious Challenge To Health Care Act

Law360, New York (February 23, 2011, 3:28 PM EST) -- A federal judge in Washington nixed one of many lawsuits challenging the federal health care law on Tuesday, shooting down the plaintiffs' argument that the statute's provision requiring individuals to buy health insurance is unconstitutional and violates religious freedom.

Judge Gladys Kessler granted the federal government's bid to dismiss the suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, giving the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act a boost in a national controversy over its constitutionality that the judge noted was unlikely to end...
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