WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), said today's decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit rejecting Virginia's legal challenge to ObamaCare is disappointing but does nothing to change the fact that the Supreme Court ultimately will decide the constitutionality of the health care law.
"We're disappointed that the appeals court did not reach the merits of the constitutionality of ObamaCare," said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ. "Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli presented a sound legal argument challenging ObamaCare and it's unfortunate that the appeals court did not agree with Virginia's position. Today's decision does nothing to change the legal track of ObamaCare - a constitutionally flawed law that ultimately will be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court."
The ACLJ filed an amicus brief backing Virginia's lawsuit and represented 49 members of Congress, including House Speaker John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. The brief, posted here, was also filed on behalf of the ACLJ's Constitutional Committee to Challenge the President and Congress on Health Care, which consists of over 70,000 Americans from across the country.
The ACLJ will present oral arguments before a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. on September 23rd regarding its federal challenge of ObamaCare. Led by Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, the ACLJ focuses on constitutional law and is based in Washington, D.C. and is online at www.aclj.org.
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SOURCE American Center for Law and Justice