In the first court test of the constitutionality of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, a federal judge sided with the government and rejected a challenge by fired HealthSouth chief executive Richard Scrushy that the act is unconstitutionally vague, according to published reports.

U.S. District Judge Karon O. Bowdre disagreed with Scrushy's argument that the act is unconstitutionally vague and shouldn't be part of the indictment accusing him of a massive fraud at HealthSouth, the Associated Press reported.

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