Feds ask Fla. judge to reject health overhaul suit
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Attorneys for the Obama administration
are headed to court in Florida to argue that a judge should throw
out a lawsuit by 20 states against the new health care law.
One of their arguments Thursday in Pensacola is expected to be
that Florida and the other 19 states don't have standing to
challenge the law.
U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson has said crucial pieces of the
lawsuit could go to trial. He wanted to hear more arguments over
whether it's constitutional to force citizens to buy health
A federal judge in Virginia ruled this week against the
insurance mandate. Two other federal judges have upheld the health
care law, and both sides expect the issue to wind up before the
Vinson says he won't issue an immediate ruling.
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