State Attorney General Bob Cooper issued an opinion Tuesday calling state legislative challenges to national health care reform laws unconstitutional. Read Ken Whitehouse's coverage of the opinion on The City Paper's site at this link. Some context on Cooper's decision:
States whose attorneys general have a differing opinion and are filing challenges include Florida, South Carolina, Nebraska, Texas, Utah, Louisiana, Alabama, Michigan, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Washington State, Idaho and South Dakota. The suing attorneys general are all Republicans except James "Buddy" Caldwell of Louisiana, who is a Democrat.
In contrast, pro-health care reform attorneys general are going on the offensive in places like Oregon and Ohio, while the AGs in Georgia and Kentucky have refused requests from their governors to fight the legislation.