Appeals Court Strikes Down Virginia Challenge To Affordable Care Act
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli doesn’t have the right to sue, says the court.
Cuccinelli sued on the grounds that enforcing the mandate would violate Virginia law. As Congress moved closer to passing healthcare reform, Virginia enacted a law that says state residents can’t be forced to purchase insurance.
But the 4th Circuit panel said Virginia does not have standing to sue over the mandate because it lacks a “personal stake” in the issue.
The judges seemed concerned during oral arguments that allowing his suit to proceed would essentially allow the states to exempt themselves from whatever federal laws they might choose.Click here for reuse options!
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