Obama Administration Says Virginia Lacks the Standing to Challenge New Health Care Law

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Obama Administration Says Virginia Lacks the Standing to Challenge New Health Care Law

Richmond, Va. (AP) – President Barack Obama’s administration on Monday asked a federal judge in Virginia to dismiss the state’s lawsuit alleging Congress overstepped its constitutional bounds with the new health care reform law.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius argued in a motion filed hours before a midnight deadline that the law is well within the scope of the Constitution’s Commerce Clause.

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