Skip to comments.MN attorney general sides with feds on health care
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.
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So the Gov should file on his own as Gov.
Never happen....though I hope that I am wrong.
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?
Corrupt dim wh0re for satan.
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.
She’s a hack, Hatch’s buttgirl.
It would be a pivotal moment for him, no doubt....
Is there something in the water in MN?
Evidently, but not in my house.....
Yah sure...public healthcare is winner...you betcha!
Apparently the ag’s didnt read the the governors new marching orders
There is a difference between regulating interstate commerce and mandating interstate commerce.
Surprise! (Not!) Swanson is a leftist hack lawyer who couldn’t locate the underhandedness of the Al Franken recount (or didn’t want to).
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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.
Kick him to the curb.
what ever happened to his drunken,cop-hitting daughters?
“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!!!
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...
I thought I read that this AG was a Soros plant.
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!!
ACORN, for certain....
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
I’m not quite sure what happened to those girls.
IIRC, I think the charges were pled (sp?) down to something minor.