Monday, April 19, 2010

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli of Virginia defends the law suit against the Federal Government and Obamacare.

Cuccinelli and Cline

“ObamaCare and the Constitution,” you seem to assume that Virginia's lawsuit against ObamaCare is an attempt to "nullify" federal law.
This is not the case. Virginia concedes that the Constitution's Supremacy Clause ensures that federal law trumps state law when there is a direct conflict between laws. However, a federal law will only trump when it is constitutionally grounded. In our lawsuit, Virginia is asking the federal courts to declare the federal health-care act unconstitutional based on Congress's use of the Constitution's Commerce Clause to impose an individual health insurance mandate on citizens."
Cuccinelli wrote in the Wall Street Journal.
H/T Augusta Conservative

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