20 States Ask Judge to Throw Out Obama Health Law

By: AP
By: AP

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) --

Attorneys for 20 states fighting the new federal health care law say the law will expand the government's powers in dangerous and unintended ways.

The states asked U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson at a Thursday
morning (Dec. 16), hearing to issue a quick summary judgment ruling in their favor. Attorneys for the Obama administration were expected to ask the judge later Thursday to rule Florida and the other states don't have standing to challenge the law.

Vinson said in October crucial pieces of the lawsuit could go to
trial.

Earlier this week, a federal judge in Virginia ruled that citizens couldn't be forced to buy health insurance.

Vinson has said he won't rule immediately.


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