Appeals court rules health reform mandate is unconstitutional

The 2-to-1 decision marks a major blow to the Obama administration in its legal battle over the health law. But in the ruling, which addresses the challenge filed by 26 states, the court also disagreed with a lower court’s ruling and will allow other provisions of the law to remain “legally operative.”

Click here to a round-up of coverage of today’s decision. And click here for Kaiser’s scoreboard tracking legal challenges to the law.