Bloomberg reports that on December 17, 2010, Judge C. Roger Vinson, a Federal District Judge in Florida, indicated from the bench that he is likely to invalidate the recently enacted healthcare law in its entirety.  A federal judge in Richmond, Virginia, on Dec. 13 invalidated the mandatory coverage portion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that Obama signed into law on March 23, while leaving the remainder of it intact.  In the Florida case, a consortium of lawyers for 20 states argued that the Act should be struck in its entirety.  The state attorneys argued that the law overreaches the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution. Judge Vinson opined that "there are lots of alternative ways to provide health care to the needy without imposing on individual liberties and freedom of choice."