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Judges Weigh Limits of Health Law’s Powers
New York Times

In perhaps the weightiest of the dozens of challenges to the Obama health care law, a panel of appellate judges grappled Wednesday with the essential quandary of the case: if the federal government can require Americans to buy medical insurance, what constitutional limit would prevent it from mandating all manner of purchases and activities? The three judges, selected at random from among 10 members of the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, sprayed lawyers Gatling-gun style with questions about where a limiting principle might be drawn, as it must if the sweeping law is to pass judicial review.