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Federal judge in Va. strikes down part of health-care law
Washington Post

A federal judge in Virginia ruled Monday that it is unconstitutional for the government to compel Americans to buy health insurance, marking the first time a court has struck down any facet of the massive new law to overhaul the nation’s health-care system. Although the opinion by U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson gives significant political ammunition to the law’s opponents, it does not invalidate the entire law or force federal and state officials to stop the work of putting it into effect – steps Virginia had asked him to take.