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What’s Surprising About the Virginia Ruling
The Health Care Blog

Most everyone expected district Judge Hudson in Richmond VA to strike the individual mandate as unconstitutional, so the outcome of today’s decision is hardly surprising. What was uncertain is: 1) what remedy he would grant; and 2) how he would handle the government’s strongest argument, which is based on the “necessary and proper” clause. On both points, he either punted or fumbled. (See also here and here.)