Washington Post, May 25, 2010

The Obama administration has asked a federal judge to dismiss Virginia's challenge of the healthcare overhaul law, arguing that the state has no standing to sue over the law and that Congress's power to regulate interstate trade makes the measure constitutional. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II filed suit against the act moments after President Obama signed it into law in March. His suit is separate from a broader effort filed in Florida that includes 20 states. Cuccinelli argued that Virginia was uniquely positioned to challenge the measure because of a law, adopted by the General Assembly this year, stating that individuals could not be forced to buy health insurance in Virginia, the Washington Post reports.

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