Virginia Seeks Health Reform Lawsuit Review in High Court
Last week, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) filed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court seeking a review of an appellate court's decision to reject the state's challenge to the federal health reform law. In the challenge, Cuccinelli argued that the individual mandate is unconstitutional and conflicts with a law that protects state residents from federal insurance mandates. However, in September, judgesÂ at theÂ 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the lawsuit, ruling that the state lacks legal standing to file it.
- "Virginia To Take Health Care Suit to Supreme Court" (Reuters, 9/30).
- "Cuccinelli Wants To Go to the Supreme Court, Too" (Haberkorn, Politico, 9/30).