POSTED: Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 11:12am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 3:32pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia's attorney general wants his
lawsuit against the federal health care law to go straight to the
U.S. Supreme Court.
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said Thursday he plans to file a
motion to bypass an appeals court after he won a federal judge's
ruling in December against the law's requirement that most
Americans buy health insurance.
Cuccinelli says the case should go to the high court to spare
states and companies expenses for a law that might be ruled
The law is expected to wind up before the Supreme Court at some
point after split rulings in four separate federal lawsuits.
The Justice Department is appealing the Virginia decision. It
said Thursday the challenge should follow the ordinary path through
an appeals court.
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