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Posted on 02/16/2011 7:41:32 AM PST by Libloather
Cuccinelli argues health-care suit on Capitol Hill
By Jim Nolan
Published: February 16, 2011
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli this morning took his case against the new federal health care law straight to the folks who approved it less than a year ago -- Congress.
But what a difference a year makes. When the landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed in March 2010, the House of Representatives was controlled by Democrats, and no Republicans voted for the measure.
Last Novembers midterm elections changed that, so today Cuccinelli, a rising conservative star whose lawsuit made headlines across the nation, was at the Capitol to explain the reasoning behind the lawsuit to mostly sympathetic ears on the GOP-controlled House Judiciary Committee.
We do not seek to overturn any prior decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court or develop any new doctrine, Cuccinelli told the committee. He characterized Virginias challenge to PPACA as modest.
Rather, within the boundaries of constitutional text and precedent, we simply seek a determination that in passing the individual mandate and penalty as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Congress exceeded the powers granted it by the Constitution.
(Excerpt) Read more at 2.timesdispatch.com ...
(February 16, 2010) at 9:30AM Ken will be testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on the constitutionality of the individual mandate - and I wanted to make sure that you had an opportunity to watch it live!
To watch Ken's testimony live just visit Judiciary.House.Gov tomorrow morning at 9:30!
An archived version should be available on that site by around the end of the week.
I hope you can tune in! Best,
Political Director Ken Cuccinelli for Attorney General
Tell others to sign up for The Cuccinelli Compass at Attorney General Cuccinelli's Website: http://www.Cuccinelli.com
Darn..missed it live...when it’s archived, you should post tghe link..and kindly ping me..thanks