U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson ruled that the Obama administration's health care reform law is unconstitutional.
The lawsuit was filed by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who argued that it is unconstitutional for the Federal government to require citizens to purchase healthcare.
In a statement Cuccinelli hailed the victory:
"This won't be the final round, as this will ultimately be decided by the Supreme Court, but today is a critical milestone in the protection of the Constitution.I am still fully digesting the court's ruling, so I'll get back to you again later with more details, but I wanted you to hear the good news right away. Thank so many of you for your support to become the Attorney General of Virginia, and your support since then. Today is a day to celebrate those same first principles that our founding fathers articulated over 200 years ago. We are proud to defend their work and the same first principles today in the 21st century."