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Social media wrap: Bachmann, Brewer, Rooney react to Florida healthcare lawsuit ruling [Updated]


(This post will be updated throughout the day.)

A lawsuit brought by 20 states seeking to overturn President Obama's  healthcare law can proceed, a Florida judge ruled Thursday.

In a blow to the administration, the ruling went against Justice Department arguments that the lawsuit, led by the state of Florida, is premature.

“In this order, I have not attempted to determine whether the line between constitutional and extra-constitutional government has been crossed,” wrote Judge Roger Vinson of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. The ruling dealt primarily with procedural issues.

Politicians reacted on Twitter:

 -- Craig Howie

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Photo: President Obama electrifies a Florida crowd on healthcare, and perhaps sends one gentleman to sleep. Credit: Getty Images

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A veteran foreign and national correspondent, Andrew Malcolm has served on the L.A. Times Editorial Board and was a Pulitzer finalist in 2004. He is the author of 10 nonfiction books and father of four. Read more.
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