Eleventh Circuit hears arguments on constitutionality of new health care law

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit [official website] heard oral arguments Wednesday over the constitutionality of the new health care reform law [text; JURIST news archive] and its individual mandate requiring citizens to purchase health insurance. The Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] appealed the decision of the US District Court for the Northern District of Florida [official website] that the individual mandate exceeds [JURIST report] Congress’ authority under the Commerce Clause [Cornell LII backgrounder] and…

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