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Topic - Henry Hudson
A ruling last week by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals on Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II's lawsuit was a setback for opponents of President Obama's health care reform. But with more than half of U.S. states challenging the law, people on both sides of the issue agree the final step will likely be the Supreme Court.
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The man who put the first dent in the president's health care law, Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, is a newcomer to the national stage, but he's long been a crusader against the expansion of federal powers — winning his share of friends and foes along the way.
A federal judge on Monday refused to dismiss a challenge by the state of Virginia to President Obama's landmark health care reform law, a setback that will force his administration to mount a lengthy legal defense.
Virginia's lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's health care reform law cleared its first legal hurdle Monday as a federal judge ruled the law raises a host of complex constitutional issues.
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U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson allowed Virginia to go forward with its suit, which argues the requirement that its residents have health insurance was unconstitutional.
"While this case raises a host of complex constitutional issues, all seem to distill to the single question of whether or not Congress has the power to regulate -- and tax -- a citizen's decision not to participate in interstate commerce," Judge Hudson said, referring to the health care purchase requirement.