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October 14, 2010

Breaking: Federal Judge Rules 20 States May Proceed with Suit Challenging Obamacare

On two counts, the individual mandate, and the Medicare Medicaid* expansion (an unfunded mandate to the states). Ed Anger (heh) tipped it in the comments.

Florida Northern District Senior Judge Roger Vinson on Thursday ruled that two of those six counts can proceed. Aside from the count targeting the individual insurance requirement, Vinson said a constitutional challenge to the law's Medicaid expansion — which critics consider an unfunded mandate for states — can also move forward.

Last week a federal judge in Michigan threw out their challenge to the individual mandate, on the grounds that the Commerce Clause means pretty much whatever the hell they want it to mean. Or something like that.


*oops. corrected


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