October 14 2010
Judge Roger Vinson has just ruled that counts one and four in State of Florida v. Department of Health and Human Services will be heard on December 16. Although we've believed for a while we would be moving forward in Florida, we didn't know until today which parts of the lawsuit might be heard. Count one challenges the law's individual mandate as a violation of Article I and the 9th and 10th Amendments, and count four challenges the law's coercion and commandeering as to Medicaid as a violation of Article I and the 9th and 10th Amendments. To learn more about the case, today's ruling, and what legal experts are saying about it, visit the Constitutionality Corner, the blog of IWF's new Health Care Lawsuits site.