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Virginia Atty General Files Suit To Stop Health Care

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By Meymo Lyons

Virginia's attorney general has filed a lawsuit challenging the federal government's health care overhaul law.

A spokesman for Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said that the lawsuit was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court immediately after President Barack Obama signed the landmark measure into law. Cuccinelli, a Republican, and other conservatives claim the law represents an unconstitutional overreach of federal authority.

Attorneys general from 13 states joined to file a similar lawsuit Tuesday in Florida. Virginia's lawsuit invokes a newly signed state law that says that no resident can be compelled to have health insurance, nor can they be forced to pay a fine or penalty for refusing health coverage.

In the video below, Cuccinelli outlines his reasoning for the lawsuit:

Ken Cuccinelli on suing the federal government from Beehive Video on Vimeo.

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