Virginia sues the U.S. government over health bill
Within five minutes of President Obama signing the health care bill, Virginia filed suit challenging the constitutionality of the federal mandate, the Virginia Politics blog reports.
The suit argues that the legislation's mandate that individuals purchase health insurance exceeds the federal government's power to regulate interstate commerce under the U.S. Constitution. And it asserts that Virginia has standing to sue over the issue because of a new state law that prohibits the mandate in the state.
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| March 23, 2010; 2:23 PM ET
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