Court Dismisses Heath Care Reform Lawsuits

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A federal appeals court in Virginia dismissed two lawsuits challenging President Barack Obama's healthcare law Thursday.

The lawsuits were filed by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and Liberty University, which is located in Lynchburg, Va.

The suits claimed requiring individuals to buy health insurance is unconstitutional. However, a three-judge panel citied technicalities and ruled Cuccinelli and the school did not have the legal right to sue.

Two of the judges on the Virginia panel were appointed by President Obama, and the third judge was seated by former President Bill Clinton.

Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, filed a brief backing the state of Virginia in the lawsuit.

He told CBN News the legal challenge to Obama's health care law isn't over.

"I'm disappointed the Fourth Circuit didn't reach the merits of the claim," Sekulow said. "I thought that Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli did a good job in presenting this case and and think the fourth circuit should have ruled on it and declared it unconstitutional."

"I'm not surprised because of the way the briefing schedule went," he added. "Ultimately these case are going to the Supreme Court of the United States, and this issue just makes it clearer now."

The ACLJ also represented 49 members of Congress in the lawsuit, including Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio.

More than 30 lawsuits have been filed across the country against the healthcare reform law.

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