States file first brief in Supreme Court challenge of federal health care law

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Florida and the 25 other states challenging the federal health care law, along with the National Federation of Indpendent Businesses, today filed their first brief with the United States Supreme Court arguing the entire federal healthcare law must be invalidated if the Supreme Court finds the individual mandate to be unconstitutional.

The federal government must respond to the States’ severability argument by January 27, 2012.

Here’s the brief via The News Service of Florida.

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