Judge in Va. Strikes Down Federal Health Care Law
Federal judge in Va. rules against Obama administration’s health care law as unconstitutional
Key Part of ruling:
The central issue in Virginia’s lawsuit was whether the federal government has the power under the constitution to impose the insurance requirement. The Justice Department said the mandate is a proper exercise of the government’s authority under the Commerce Clause.
Cuccinelli argued that while the government can regulate economic activity that substantially affects interstate commerce, the decision not to buy insurance amounts to economic inactivity that is beyond the government’s reach.
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