The biggest challenge to the Obamacare law it the individual mandate, which forces people to buy health insurance. It is a key part of the plan because it provides the funding to much of the program. Just a few minutes ago the a Federal Judge in Virginia (Henry Hudson, I kid you not) struck down the individual mandate)
WASHINGTON — A judge in Virginia on Monday invalidated a key part of the landmark healthcare law that requires individuals to buy health insurance, the first major setback for President Barack Obama on an issue that will likely end up at the Supreme Court.
U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson, appointed to the bench by President George W. Bush in 2002, backed arguments by the state of Virginia that Congress exceeded its authority by requiring that individuals buy health insurance or face a fine.
The decision is the first finding against the law that was passed in March and aimed at overhauling the $2.5 trillion U.S. healthcare system. Judges in other states have rejected other challenges to the law.
Here is the key paragraph from the ruling (double-click to see larger).
This will be updated as more news comes out. But In the meantime the Judges ruling is embedded below: