VA Courts to Feds on HealthCare: Motion to Dismiss DENIED!!!!

Feds motion to dismiss VA challenge to Healthcare is DENIED!  Yaaaay!  Court document here.

Relevant commentary here.

VA Governor Bob McDonnell posted the following statement on his website

“I applaud today’s decision allowing Virginia’s constitutional challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to move forward. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has brought forward a specific and narrowly tailored objection to the Act. It warrants a full and thorough hearing in our courts. It is meritorious and constitutionally correct. The requirement that all Americans must purchase health insurance or face a penalty is not permitted under the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution. It would also violate Virginia’s Health Care Freedom Act, which was passed by a bipartisan majority of the Commonwealth’s democratically elected representatives and I signed into law this spring. I congratulate Attorney General Cuccinelli for today’s positive outcome. I look forward to the full hearing this fall.”

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