Parties Agree Appeals Court Has Jurisdiction In Va. Health Law Challenge
The Associated Press/Washington Post: All 3 Parties In Va. Suit Over US Health Care Law Agree Appeals Court Has Jurisdiction
A federal statute that generally bars lawsuits challenging taxes before they are paid does not prohibit a federal appeals court from deciding two Virginia suits seeking to dismantle the Obama administration's health care overhaul, attorneys for all parties in the cases say. The Justice Department, the Virginia attorney general's office and Liberty University took the same position in supplemental briefs filed this week with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond (6/2).
Meanwhile, Kaiser Health News is tracking the status of 26 federal lawsuits challenging the health law in its Scoreboard: Tracking Health Law Court Challenges, updated 6/2.This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.