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Federal judges rules Obamacare unconstitutional.


Conservatives win legal victory over Obamacare!

From EU Times…

A federal court ruled Monday that a key part of the health-care overhaul violates the Constitution, dealing the first legal setback to the Obama administration’s signature legislative accomplishment.

U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson said the law’s requirement that most Americans carry insurance or pay a penalty “exceeds the constitutional boundaries of congressional power.”

The 42-page ruling doesn’t mean states or the federal government must stop implementing the law. But it is expected to give ammunition to a broad Republican assault against the overhaul, which includes efforts in Congress to chip away at it.

Requiring Americans to buy insurance “would invite unbridled exercise of federal police powers,” wrote Judge Hudson, a George W. Bush appointee in the Eastern District of Virginia. “At its core, this dispute is not simply about regulating the business of insurance—or crafting a scheme of universal health insurance coverage—it’s about an individual’s right to choose to participate.”

The Obama administration said it was confident higher courts would rule the law constitutional, and said it was weighing an appeal. “Challenges like this are nothing new,” White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters Monday. “I don’t think the decision today and how he decided it was a surprise to anybody here.”