Va. attorney general to sue over health-reform law

Va. attorney general to sue over health-reform law

Va. attorney general to sue over health-reform law

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Associated Press

Posted on March 22, 2010 at 9:47 AM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 23 at 4:05 AM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Less than eight hours after Congress passed sweeping health care reforms, Virginia's attorney general has announced a legal challenge against it.

Republican Ken Cuccinelli said early Monday that he will file a court challenge against what he and other conservatives decry as an unconstitutional overreach of federal authority.

Cuccinelli said he would file the lawsuit as soon as President Barack Obama signs the bill passed Sunday night into law.

Earlier this month, Virginia became the first state to finish legislative passage of a law that bucks any effort by President Barack Obama and an allied Democratic Congress to impose federal health care reform in the states.

Similar measures were filed or proposed in 34 other state legislatures.

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