Federal judge rules health insurance mandate unconstitutional

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Monday that the minimum coverage provision of the recently enacted health care reform law [HR 3590 text; JURIST news archive] is unconstitutional. Judge Henry Hudson, who had previously denied a motion to dismiss the lawsuit [JURIST report], found that an individual’s decision to purchase health insurance is beyond the reach of Congress and outside the purview of the Commerce, Necessary and…

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