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Va. Lawsuit Challenging Healthcare Law Tossed Out

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The federal healthcare mandate stood up against its second challenge in the 4th District Court of Appeals in Virginia Thursday.
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The federal healthcare mandate stood up against its second challenge in the 4th District Court of Appeals in Virginia Thursday.

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled Thursday that the state of Virginia lacks the standing to sue against the Obama Administration's 2010 health reform law, according to NBC Washington.

“Virginia, the sole plaintiff here, lacks standing to bring this action," the judgement says. "Accordingly, we vacate the judgment of the district court and remand with instructions to dismiss the case for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction."

A federal appeals court in Cincinnati upheld the law’s insurance mandate in June. The cases are widely expected to go to the Supreme Court.

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