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Appeals court tosses out health care lawsuits in Va.

From NBC's Pete Williams:
In a victory for the Obama administration, a federal appeals court has tossed out two lawsuits in Virginia over the president’s health care law.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in both lawsuits -- one filed by Virginia Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli, the other by Liberty University -- that the plaintiffs did not have legal standing to sue.

It's good news for the administration, because this is a rejection of the first case that, in dramatic fashion, brought a ruling that the health care overhaul was unconstitutional.

But other cases remain active, including the lawsuit filed by 26 other states. So this issue has by no means gone away.