Tag: ken cuccinelli health care

Court hears arguments in AG challenge to health-care reform

A federal judge heard arguments for the state and for the federal government in a case brought by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli challenging the constitutionality of the federal health-care reform bill passed and signed into law earlier this year. Judge Henry E. Hudson said in Monday’s hearing in Richmond that he will hand down […]

Court: Virginia has standing to sue over health-care reform

A federal judge ruled Monday that the Commonwealth of Virginia does have standing to bring suit to invalidate the federal health-care reform, dismissing the Obama administration’s motion to have the suit brought forward by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli dismissed. “We are pleased that Judge Hudson agreed that Virginia has the standing to move forward with […]

Virginia Democrats question Cuccinelli’s motives in UVa. case

Party releases video on education issue Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has “done serious harm to the integrity of our system of higher education,” Democratic Party of Virginia Chairman Richard Cranwell said Friday, with his request for information relating to research conducted by former UVa. professor Michael Mann, a noted […]

Court hears arguments in Cuccinelli health-care suit

With audio from Ken Cuccinelli press conference Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   A federal court on Thursday heard arguments in the suit brought by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to strike down the federal health-care reform legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama in March. The suit alleges that the law violates the […]

David Toscano: BP and Cuccinelli

Column by David Toscano Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net   Virginia is the model of the citizen legislature. Delegates and senators are not full-time elected officials; most of us have other jobs. The House of Delegates and the State Senate meet for only 60 days during one year and 45 days during the next year. While […]

Federal government responds to Cuccinelli health-care suit

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   The federal government responded Monday to Virginia’s lawsuit over the recently enacted federal health care law with a motion to dismiss the suit. “We are still looking through the motion and 39-page brief that we received late Monday, but at initial glance, this is pretty close to what we […]

Ken Plum: Right over the cliff

Column by Ken Plum www.kenplum.com   Few incidents have resulted in as many comments and communications of concern to me as has Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s lawsuit against President Barack Obama’s health-care reform legislation.

Dems file another FOIA on Cuccinelli lawsuit

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   The legal tug-of-war between Virginia Democrats and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli over Cuccinelli’s lawsuit on federal health-care reform intensified today with the state Democratic Party filing a second Freedom of Information Act request for Cuccinelli to access information on the resources that his office is expending on the suit.

David Cox: What’s bad for the goose …

Column by David Cox Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net   Barack Obama’s signature on the health-care bill had hardly dried before Virginia’s attorney general, Kenneth Cuccinelli, filed suit declaring that requiring individuals to buy insurance is beyond the scope of federal power. He follows the thinking of the General Assembly’s first-in-the-nation bipartisan exemption of state residents […]

McDonnell, Bolling: Reaping the Cuccinelli whirlwind

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   It’s Ken Cuccinelli’s world, and we’re just living in it. “He’s just sucking the oxygen out of Richmond,” observed Quentin Kidd, a political-science professor at Christopher Newport University, and it’s not just Richmond gasping for air right now. Put yourself in the shoes of Gov. Bob McDonnell or Lt. […]

Letter: Concerns over Cuccinelli health-care suit

Letter from Jim Lindsay Submit letters to the editor: freepress2@ntelos.net   Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s lawsuit opposing health-insurance reform has left me concerned as a resident and a taxpayer.

McDonnell signs Healthcare Freedom Act

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   Gov. Bob McDonnell signed the Virginia Healthcare Freedom Act in a mid-afternoon ceremony today in Richmond. McDonnell, a Republican, was joined at the bill signing by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, State Sens. Steve Martin, Fred Quayle and Jill Vogel and Del. Bob Marshall, all Republicans. “We all agree that […]