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Obama health mandate challenges will renew scrutiny of Romney’s Mass. mandate in any 2012 race
Los Angeles Times

Republican Mitt Romney is finding it hard to avoid comparisons between the Massachusetts health insurance mandate he signed into law and the federal version enacted by President Barack Obama as he weighs another presidential run.

A federal judge struck down the Obama mandate this week, and appeals of that ruling and other court challenges are likely to wend their way to the Supreme Court during the next two years, legal experts say.