Judge Henry E. Hudson of the Eastern District of Virginia rules that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, specifically Section 1501, the Minimum Essential Coverage Provision, is unconstitutional. Under the law as passed, the Provision would be enforced through the Internal Revenue Code. The judge ruled that the provision is unconstitutional under the Commerce Clause and General Welfare Clause.
Read the opinion here:
Commonwealth of Virginia v. Sebelius, Civil Action No. 3:10CV188-HEH (E.D.Va 2010)