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Posted at 2:23 PM ET, 03/23/2010

Virginia sues the U.S. government over health bill

By Washington Post editors

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.

By Washington Post editors  | March 23, 2010; 2:23 PM ET
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"Standing up for the Constitution is the job of the attorney general, and if that bill is unlawful I think the lawsuit should proceed," said state Republican Party Chairman Luke Esser.

Just where was Republican Party Chairman Luke Esser and the other attorney generals when Bush was stumping all over the Constitution?

The Republican Party is a real piece of work and come Nov. the Dem’s will once again have 60 seats or more. The party of No is taking this country down just like they did under Bush.

Posted by: joedamico34yahoocom | March 23, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Another battle that the Republicans will lose and lose badly.

Their funeral

Posted by: Bious | March 23, 2010 8:13 PM | Report abuse

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