Kansas officially joins challenge to Obamacare PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 January 2011 11:54

• Special to the Leader & Times
TOPEKA – A federal judge in Florida ruled Wednesday afternoon that Kansas may join the group of states challenging the constitutionality of the Obama/Pelosi health care law.
Senior U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson of the Northern District of Florida granted a motion requesting that Kansas and five other states be joined as plaintiffs in the lawsuit. The inclusion of the new states brings to 26 the number of states challenging the law in Florida with two other states, Virginia and Oklahoma, bringing separate lawsuits.
Attorney General Derek Schmidt, who last week requested permission to join in the lawsuit, said he was pleased with the judge’s ruling today.
“Kansas is now among the majority of states challenging this unprecedented federal power grab,” Schmidt said. “We will be part of this historic decision that will define the relationship between the federal government, the states and individual citizens for years to come.”
Schmidt says he hopes the judge will soon issue a ruling on the merits of the states’ lawsuit.

 
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