Thirteen state AGs have threatened a lawsuit over current health care reform legislation.

Washington, D.C. ( – Attorneys General from 13 states have threatened legal action over current health care reform legislation. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Henry McMaster of South Carolina and 12 other Republican attorneys general have expressed intentions to file a lawsuit if a purported deal for Nebraska is not taken out of the health care reform measure.

The AGs are quoted by the AP as asserting in a letter, “As chief legal officers of our states we are contemplating a legal challenge to this provision and we ask you to take action to render this challenge unnecessary by striking that provision.”

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C. is quoted as stating of the letter, “This threat stinks of partisan politics… If Henry McMaster wants to write federal law he should run for Congress not governor.”

Andy Siegel, a professor at Seattle University School of Law, is further quoted in the report as stating of the move, “I do think that it is some combination of the losers just complaining about the officiating, or complaining about how the game was played, in combination with trying to make the bill look as seedy and inappropriate as possible, for political purposes.” – The latest in Legal News

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