Judge’s ruling on health law ‘a great day’ for Hatch - Salt Lake Tribune

14 December 2010 Published in What's New?

Monday, December 13, 2010

A federal judge in Virginia ruled Monday that Congress exceeded its power by mandating that everyone have health insurance, marking the first major legal setback for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law.

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, called the ruling “a great day for liberty” while backers of the complicated law meant to extend health coverage to America’s uninsured downplayed its significance, arguing it’s no more important than decisions by other federal judges who have upheld the law or dismissed complaints on procedural grounds.

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Judge's ruling on health law 'a great day' for Hatch (Salt Lake Tribune, 12-13-10)