Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling upholding the key provision of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul: "This is a dark day for the American people, the Constitution, and the rule of law. This is a dark day for American liberty."
The ruling was issued Thursday morning, and Cuccinelli will hold a full news conference at 12:15 p.m.
Cuccinelli attended the Supreme Court's arguments in the case in March. He believes the law's requirement that individuals buy health insurance or pay a penalty is unconstitutional. That's a view shared by the 26 states involved in the Supreme Court case.
Cuccinelli filed a separate lawsuit against the law, but a federal judge's ruling in his favor was overturned when a federal appeals court ruled that Virginia lacked legal standing to challenge the law.