Another Judge Finds Health Law Mandate Unconstitutional

Law360, New York (September 13, 2011, 4:12 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge ruled on Tuesday that a mandate in the controversial federal health care reform law requiring individuals to buy health insurance is an unconstitutional inflation of Congress' authority under the commerce clause.

“The power to regulate interstate commerce does not subsume the power to dictate a lifetime financial commitment to health insurance coverage,” U.S. District Judge Christopher C. Conner said in his opinion.

Dozens of suits challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act have been filed since it was enacted in March...
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