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Liberty University Health Care Repeal Effort Axed

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When a federal judge in Virginia Tuesday tossed out the latest challenge to the new health care law, a challenge brought by Jerry Falwell's Liberty University among others, it marked the fourth time in four months that the nation's judiciary had chimed in on the constitutionality of the controversial measures. Twice, in cases in Michigan and now in Virginia, federal trial judges have upheld the new law as a proper exercise of congressional power under the "Commerce Clause" of the Constitution. Twice, in cases in Virginia and Florida, federal trial judges have allowed legal challenges to continue apace toward trial, implying if not outright declaring that the law places unconstitutional burdens on states and individuals.

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