Thursday, September 8, 2011

Fourth Circuit dismisses both challenges on justiciability grounds

The opinion in Virginia v. Sebelius is here, holding that Virginia lacks standing.

The opinion in Liberty University v. Geithner is here, holding that the Anti-Injunction Act deprives the court of jurisdiction.

I have other items to attend to, and will not get a chance to look at these for a while. My quick take is that the Virginia holding was completely expected; that the court did not reach the merits in Liberty University, though, is a bit surprising.