News outlets report on some of the political issues surrounding the individual mandate and Monday's legal decision striking down the health law.
Politico: Mandate Opposition Tests GOP Principles
In a different context, the Republican Party might cheer one of the fundamental tenets of the health care law, a requirement that all Americans buy health insurance (Nather, 2/2).
The New York Times: Reporter's Notebook: Tea Party Shadows Health Care Ruling
Among the legal commentariat, which blogs its instant analysis after each turn in the health care litigation, one assertion in Monday's ruling against the law by Judge Roger Vinson is receiving particular attention (Sack, 2/1).