A federal judge on Monday upheld a constitutional challenge to the health care law brought by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson ruled Congress had placed an unconstitutional requirement on Americans to get health insurance. Cuccinelli cites the health care law as an extension of unwarranted government control and maintains this choice should be left up to citizens.
This strikes a serious legal blow to the law thus far and moves the case toward an expected battle in the U.S. Supreme Court, perhaps in 2012. Republicans using the ruling as a victory to set in motion steps to repealing the reform once they have a House majority in January. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli spoke to CNN's John Roberts about the case.
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