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MN attorney general sides with feds on health care
StarTribune.com ^ | 4/5/10 | AP

Posted on 04/05/2010 4:34:44 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has rejected a request from Gov. Tim Pawlenty to sue over the new federal health care law.

Instead, Swanson said Monday she will file a friend-of-the-court brief supporting the federal government in a lawsuit filed by 13 state attorneys general.

The Democratic attorney general sent the Republican governor a letter saying a lawsuit isn't warranted because health care fits squarely within the federal government's authority to regulate interstate commerce.

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: 10th; ag; attorney; bhohealthcare; commerce; healthcare; loriswanson; mn2010; obamacare; swanson
When this first came up, I stated here that there was no chance that Swanson (DFL) would act on behalf of the state.
1 posted on 04/05/2010 4:34:44 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

So the Gov should file on his own as Gov.


2 posted on 04/05/2010 4:37:04 PM PDT by Bobby_Taxpayer (Don't tread on us...or you'll pay the price in the next election.)
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To: Bobby_Taxpayer

Never happen....though I hope that I am wrong.


3 posted on 04/05/2010 4:38:15 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR.......Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: Bobby_Taxpayer

if the atty gen doesnt want to file it on party lines....is there a way in the MN state constitution where the gov can file if it does not take from state funds?


4 posted on 04/05/2010 4:39:33 PM PDT by Michigan Bowhunter
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Corrupt dim wh0re for satan.

LLS


5 posted on 04/05/2010 4:41:42 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

This will be interesting. I would think that if Pawlenty has Presidential ambitions, he should fight against this new entitlement. Just sitting back and not fighting against this federal power grab from states would not gain conservative support.


6 posted on 04/05/2010 4:42:06 PM PDT by texteacher
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

She’s a hack, Hatch’s buttgirl.


7 posted on 04/05/2010 4:42:12 PM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: texteacher

It would be a pivotal moment for him, no doubt....


8 posted on 04/05/2010 4:43:32 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR.......Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Is there something in the water in MN?


9 posted on 04/05/2010 4:47:07 PM PDT by majormaturity
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To: majormaturity

Evidently, but not in my house.....


10 posted on 04/05/2010 4:56:00 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR.......Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Yah sure...public healthcare is winner...you betcha!


11 posted on 04/05/2010 4:58:29 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

“You’re Fired”


12 posted on 04/05/2010 5:14:06 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Rodamala

Apparently the ag’s didnt read the the governors new marching orders


13 posted on 04/05/2010 5:28:58 PM PDT by truthbetold11 (truthbetold11)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

There is a difference between regulating interstate commerce and mandating interstate commerce.


14 posted on 04/05/2010 5:33:21 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Surprise! (Not!) Swanson is a leftist hack lawyer who couldn’t locate the underhandedness of the Al Franken recount (or didn’t want to).


15 posted on 04/05/2010 5:46:22 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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16 posted on 04/05/2010 5:54:27 PM PDT by MplsSteve (Don't Be Stupak!)
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To: TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl

You got that right.

Mike Hatch still exerts considerable influence at the AG’s office - even though he hasn’t been AG for four years now. it is a well-known fact over at the Capitol.

Whatever Mike Hatch wants, Lori Swanson acedes to.


17 posted on 04/05/2010 5:56:35 PM PDT by MplsSteve (Don't Be Stupak!)
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To: MplsSteve

Kick him to the curb.


18 posted on 04/05/2010 6:46:58 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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To: Michigan Bowhunter
I can see the day when a State AG can sue against the Chief Executive of the State. Government will come to a screeching halt. Who is in charge? This will show whether Pawlenty has the gonads to be President.
19 posted on 04/06/2010 5:03:26 AM PDT by Bobby_Taxpayer (Don't tread on us...or you'll pay the price in the next election.)
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To: MplsSteve

what ever happened to his drunken,cop-hitting daughters?


20 posted on 04/06/2010 8:06:25 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( FIRE STUPAK: LindaForCongress.com)
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To: majormaturity

“Is there something in the water in MN?”

Yes! The southern part of the state, below the Twin Cities has nice little pockets of conservatism, but everything from the Cities on up through the Iron Range consists of libtards and unions.

And I moved here on purpose!!!

Militant


21 posted on 04/06/2010 8:16:08 AM PDT by militant2 (I may not agree with everything you say, but......hell, I don't agree with anything you say!)
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To: militant2
HEY !!!

Not true really, although with the "citidiots" moving "up north" we are changing, but the Brainerd area is still fairly conservative..

Now the range --- that's an entirely different story...

22 posted on 04/06/2010 10:54:55 AM PDT by coder2
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I thought I read that this AG was a Soros plant.


23 posted on 04/06/2010 10:57:30 AM PDT by Marathoner ("Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force" -George Washington)
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To: coder2

Yeah, OK, maybe my statement was a little too “sweeping”. And you’re right, Brainerd is a pretty good town. I live right by Duluth, though, and I believe that I probably suffer from bain damage by osmosis...so bear with me!!

Militant


24 posted on 04/06/2010 11:08:30 AM PDT by militant2 (I may not agree with everything you say, but......hell, I don't agree with anything you say!)
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To: Marathoner

ACORN, for certain....


25 posted on 04/06/2010 12:26:51 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR.......Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: militant2
oh boy --- can I relate to the damage by osmosis thing !!

We still are pretty good, although when I read the "letters to the editor" lately in the paper, I wonder if we are being infested with way too many "idjits"

FREE everything --- that's the way to go !! LOL

26 posted on 04/06/2010 12:41:08 PM PDT by coder2
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I’m not quite sure what happened to those girls.

IIRC, I think the charges were pled (sp?) down to something minor.


27 posted on 04/06/2010 1:01:18 PM PDT by MplsSteve (Don't Be Stupak!)
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