Summary judgment in Florida v. U.S.

A fed­er­al judge in Flor­ida dealt Pres­id­ent Obama’s health­care over­haul an­oth­er leg­al blow Monday, rul­ing that the en­tire law is un­con­sti­tu­tion­al be­cause of a re­quire­ment in the le­gis­la­tion that Amer­ic­ans get health in­sur­ance start­ing in 2014.

U.S. Dis­trict Judge Ro­ger Vin­son’s widely an­ti­cip­ated de­cision goes bey­ond a sep­ar­ate rul­ing by a fed­er­al judge in Vir­gin­ia who last year ruled only that the in­sur­ance man­date is un­con­sti­tu­tion­al.

Read more: Judge rules Obama health­care law un­con­sti­tu­tion­al

Published: Jan. 31, 2011

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