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Fight Over Obama Health-Care Law Reaches U.S. Appeals Court
San Francisco Chronicle

Three judges appointed to the bench by Democratic presidents will hear the first appellate arguments on whether requiring Americans to buy health insurance is, as a lower court judge ruled, the same as ordering them to buy broccoli or a Cadillac.

So far, trial court decisions on the law have broken along party lines, with judges appointed by Republican presidents ruling against the law and Democratic-appointed judges ruling in favor of it.