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BREAKING: Virginia Wins First Round of Anti-ObamaCare Suit

By on 12.13.10 | 11:05AM

A federal judged has sided with Virginia in its lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the national health care law, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli just announced on Twitter.

"HC ruling is in. Va won this round," he wrote.

The Virginia suit is one of the two main legal challenges to ObamaCare, the other one is led by Florida and involves 19 other states.

Opponents of ObamaCare had been hopeful, because in his August ruling allowing the case to proceed, U.S. District Court Judge Henry Hudson, an appointee of George W. Bush, embraced the argument that ObamaCare represents a novel use of the Commerce Clause that has yet to be considered by the courts.

The decision will now be appealed by the Obama administration.

More to come.

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