Federal Judge Overturns ObamaCare's Insurance Mandate


A.P. reports that U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson today ruled that the individual health insurance mandate imposed by ObamaCare exceeds the federal government's power under the Commerce Clause. Hudson sounded like he was leaning that way when he heard oral arguments in the case, brought by the state of Virginia, in October. He is the first federal judge, but probably not the last, to conclude that the mandate is unconstitutional.

Hudson's opinion is here. More on the constitutional challenge to ObamaCare here.