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20 states ask judge to void federal health care law
San Francisco Chronicle

Attorneys for 20 states fighting the new federal health care law told a judge Thursday that it will expand the government’s powers in dangerous and unintended ways.

The states want U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson to issue a summary judgment throwing out the law. They argue it violates people’s rights by forcing them to buy health insurance by 2014 or face penalties.