US District Court Judge Roger Vinson's ruling Monday on the health-care law points out the possible consequences of the individual mandate -- which he found unconstitutional. If the mandate stands up in higher courts, Americans could be forced into using preventive medicine.
Health care mandate, if defeated, could lead to a more popular way to fund health care.
Justice Kennedy will probably be the swing vote on a case concerning the individual mandate. Here is what he may well say against this linchpin of the Obama health-care law.
Legal challenges to health-care reform include a lawsuit filed on behalf of Liberty University in Virginia. On Tuesday, a federal judge dismissed that suit. Others remain outstanding.
Challenges to the new health-care law have met with some sympathy in court. Twenty-one states argue it's unconstitutional to require individuals to buy health insurance, as the law requires. Here's a guide to the cases.
A small-business owner and former Iraq war combat medic explains why he's challenging the new health-care law's requirement that everyone buy insurance.
Elena Kagan has shown a troubling willingness to defer to the tyranny of the majority, instead of upholding individual rights.
Elena Kagan’s personal moral beliefs are quite relevant to judging her fitness to serve on the Supreme Court.
A careful reading of the US Constitution shows no authority for the new health-care law's mandate to buy private insurance.