Sunday, March 21, 2010

Idaho Signs State Law to Sue if HealthCare Passes

Idaho is the first state to sign into law a requirement for their attorney general to challenge the health care bill on constitutional grounds if it passes. While they are the first to pass the law, they are not alone with many other states heading in the same direction and some just announcing they will challenge it without the need for the law. The law itself may be struck down, but that would not stop the states attorney general to file suit anyways.

"Idaho's governor is the first state chief executive to sign a measure requiring his attorney general to sue the federal government if the U.S. Congress passes health care reform.

Legal experts say the measure, signed by Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter on Wednesday, will likely be struck down. But Idaho's new law reflects growing frustration with President Barack Obama's health-care proposal.

Legislation similar to Idaho's is pending in as many as 37 other states nationwide.
Last week, Virginia legislators passed a measure similar to Idaho's new law, but Otter was the first state chief executive to sign such a bill, according the American Legislative Exchange Council, which created model legislation for Idaho and other states. The Washington, D.C.,-based nonprofit group promotes limited government.

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