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Health Care Law Cripples Federalism, Va. AG Says

Law360 (February 16, 2011, 2:09 PM EST) -- Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli told federal lawmakers Wednesday that if the U.S. Supreme Court rejects constitutional challenges to health care reform, Congress could gain authority to order people to buy a wide swath of goods, from cars to broccoli.

Cuccinelli, a Republican who has petitioned the high court for an expedited review of his state's lawsuit against the new health care law, defended his litigation and stuck to a strict federalist message at a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on whether the law is...
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