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Key healthcare provision voided by federal judge
Los Angeles Times

Declaring a core part of the new healthcare law unconstitutional, a federal judge in Virginia has launched President Obama’s signature domestic achievement into a gantlet of conservative-leaning courts that will almost certainly conclude at the Supreme Court just as the 2012 election is cresting. In the first such decision since Obama signed the law in March, U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson ruled Monday that Congress had overstepped its power in requiring Americans to get health insurance by 2014.