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Two Affordable Care Act Cases Dismissed by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

September 8, 2011
Today, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the Commonwealth of Virginia v. Kathleen Sebelius and Liberty University v. Geithner cases challenging the Affordable Care Act.  The Department of Justice issued the following statement: 
 “We welcome the dismissal of these two challenges to the Affordable Care Act.  We also continue to appreciate the rulings of other courts on the merits upholding the constitutionality of the Act. Throughout history, there have been similar challenges to other landmark legislation such as the Social Security Act, the Civil Rights Act, and the Voting Rights Act, and all of those challenges failed as well.  We will continue to vigorously defend the health care reform statute in any litigation challenging it, and we believe we will prevail.”
For more information about the department's ongoing defense of the Affordable Care Act, visit justice.gov/healthcare.

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