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Appeals court sides with White House on reform
Modern Healthcare

In two opinions released at the same time, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., on Thursday handed President Barack Obama significant victories in the ongoing legal battle over the year-old Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The appeals judges ruled that neither Liberty University, a Christian school in Virginia, nor the state of Virginia had standing to challenge the law that enacted one of the president’s signature domestic initiatives. The appeals court remanded both cases back to the trial courts with orders to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.