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Federal judge in Va. strikes down health care law
By LARRY O'DELL, Associated Press Larry O'dell, Associated Press – 1 hr 16 mins ago
RICHMOND, Va. – A federal judge in Virginia has declared the Obama administration's health care reform law unconstitutional.
U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson is the first judge to rule against the law, which has been upheld by two others in Virginia and Michigan.
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Court Challenges (4):
Michigan, US District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division, Judge George Steeh
Thomas More Law Center v. Barak Hussein Obama, in his capacity as President
Oct 7 ruling dismissed case, (in favor of ACA) – case is not “ripe for review” based on plaintiff’s description of “future harm,” also Judge Steeh interprets “inactivity” as a valid “economic decision.” See full text of dismissal at: http://www.mied.uscourts.gov/News/Docs/09714485866.pdf
May be resubmitted, or go to Appeal
Virginia, US District Court, Eastern District of Virginia - Judge Henry E. Hudson [appeal would go to -> 4th Circuit Court of Appeals] Virginia passed a state law against ACA
Commonwealth of Virginia v. Sebelius, 10-cv- 00188
First argued October 18, 2010
Ruling: Unconstitutional, December 13, 2010
Text of ruling (PDFs)
Contact form - Ken Cuccinelli:
Florida, US District Court, Judge Roger Vinson, Pensacola FL (proceeding)
Case includes 19 states, including Washington State
Hearing: December 16
Pacific Justice Institute: Baldwin, et al., v. Sebelius, et al., 10-369
Case was lost: Now slated for appeal in the Ninth Circuit (docketed as 10-56374)