- Jul 28, 2011
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We all know this is going to the SCOTUS, but here is another small victory for Obama.
Appeals court shoots down Virginia's healthcare challenge - The Hill's Healthwatch
A federal appeals court on Thursday dismissed one of the highest-profile challenges to President Obama's healthcare reform law.
The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals said Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) does not have a legal right to sue over the law's requirement that most people buy insurance. The court vacated a lower court's ruling in the case and instructed the lower court to dismiss the suit.
The Supreme Court is almost certain to have the final say on whether the coverage mandate is constitutional. Most legal observers expect the court to hear arguments during the term that begins in October, and rule in the summer of 2012.