Cuccinelli and Liberty University Challenges to Health-Care Law Dismissed

Appeals court dismisses Va. challenges to health-care law | Richmond Times-Dispatch.

A Richmond-based federal appeals court has dismissed two lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul, cases brought by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and by Liberty University.

“We vacate the judgment of the district court and remand to that court, with instructions to dismiss the case for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction,” the three-judge panel ruled in a unanimous decision.

In March 2010, Cuccinelli challenged the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, arguing that Congress had overstepped its authority in enacting the individual insurance mandate provision of the law, which would require every American to obtain health insurance by 2014 or face a penalty.

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