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Virginia files brief in health care appeal

In a brief filed today, the commonwealth urges the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to affirm a ruling overturning a key element of the Obama health care law.

The “Opening and Response Brief” filed by the Office of the Attorney General is here.

The Justice Department is appealing the December ruling by U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson that the health care plan’s “individual mandate” is unconstitutional.

Arguments are scheduled for May 10 and a ruling from the 4th Circuit could come in July.

By Peter Vieth

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