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Health care law ahead in appeals court rulings

Another federal appeals court has upheld the constitutionality of the 2010 health care law. If you are keeping track, that's two courts ruling in favor of the law, one court striking down the individual-mandate provision of the law, and two courts tossing out cases against the law. In its ruling Tuesday, "the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit found that Congress acted within its authority to regulate interstate commerce when it required virtually all Americans to obtain insurance or pay a penalty," the Washington Post reported. What was most noteworthy was that the court's opinion was written by Senior Judge Laurence Silberman, a Reagan appointee who is highly respected in conservative judicial circles.